Our Obituaries

Mary Frances Roberson

December 6, 1935 - January 26, 2018

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me: my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace (Acts 20:24).Mary Frances "Nanny" Roberson stepped from this life into the arms of Jesus on Friday January 26, 2018 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer's. She was 82. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM on...
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Edwin Stanford Nolen

April 20, 1922 - January 26, 2018

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 in the Nolen Parlor at Rideout's Trussville Funeral Home, Trussville, AL for Edwin Stanford "Stan" Nolen, Gadsden, AL who passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mr. Nolen was born in New Site, AL. After graduating Alex City...
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Christopher Shane McKinney

January 12, 1979 - January 24, 2018


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Kaiceon Noel Foster

January 20, 2018 - January 20, 2018


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Andrew Miles Campbell

April 19, 1998 - January 19, 2018

Andrew Campbell, age 19, of Glencoe, Alabama passed away, Friday, January 19, 2018. Funeral Services will be held, 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Collier-Butler Chapel.Dr. Michael Yopp will officiate. Interment will follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Mr. Campbell was a graduate of Southside High School and attended Etowah Career Technology Center- (Skills USA State Champs) He was a...
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Dorothy Mazell Day

October 25, 1939 - January 19, 2018

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dorothy Mazell Day, 78, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. Rev. Stafford Rowser will officiate with burial to follow at Marshall Memory Gardens, Albertville, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mazell grew up in Albertville and was a longtime resident of...
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Sandra Dean Vick

April 4, 1949 - January 19, 2018


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Christopher Michael Bittner

September 2, 1973 - January 18, 2018

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dr. Christopher Michael Bittner, 44, Southside, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pastor Randy Gunter will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.Dr. Bittner was a 1991 graduate of Southside High School, then graduated from...
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Josephine Forman Hood

November 24, 1930 - January 17, 2018


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Leo Daniel La Plante

September 24, 1946 - January 11, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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William Earl Stroup

July 30, 1991 - January 9, 2018

William "Will" Earl Stroup, 26, of Southside, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018.Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Collier-Butler Funeral Home Funeral services will be at Collier-Butler Funeral Home 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018. Blake Jones will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Will was born July 30, 1991 and was a...
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Leta Henson Johnson

November 18, 1961 - January 9, 2018

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Leta Henson Johnson, age 56, of Rainbow City, who passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Jason Ellen will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Johnson was a Vice President at Alabama Teachers Credit Union and worked there...
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Jessie Riel

May 13, 1940 - January 8, 2018

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jessie "Grandma Kaye" Riel, age 77, who passed away from complications of a stroke on January 8, 2018, which was the birthday of her favorite singer, Elvis Presley and the morning of the College National Championship game. Roll Tide!! Rev. Don Gentry will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial...
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Nancy Elise Traylor

September 12, 1932 - January 6, 2018

Nancy Elise Bartlett Traylor, born 12 September, 1932 in Sardis, Alabama, died 6 January 2018 in Huntsville AL where she resided for the last 2 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, John Wendell Traylor. She is survived by her son John Traylor, Huntsville and his wife Katherine, and daughter Jill LeBlanc of New Orleans. She had 7 Grandchildren, Elise Nechtman, Sara...
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Donnie Ray Upton

November 25, 1950 - January 6, 2018

A time of remembrance will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Donnie Ray Upton, 67, Attalla, who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.He was preceded in death by his father, Carl A. Fox, mother, Jewel M. Fox, and brother, Kenneth W. Fox.Survivors include his beloved wife of 40 years, Martha G. Upton; sisters, Janice (Tony) King and Sandy (Garry...
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Guy Walton Whisenant

April 9, 1926 - January 5, 2018

Guy Walton Whisenant, Sr., 91, of Rainbow City, Alabama, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Jan. 5, 2018.Born April 9, 1926, in Ashville, Alabama, he was the son of the late Jess and Mae Whisenant. He was a World War II Veteran, having honorably served his country in the United States Army and then later in the United States Air Force. He was married to the love his life for 73...
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Josephine Ann Payne

July 29, 1922 - January 5, 2018

Josephine Ann Johnson Payne (95), affectionately known as Mama Jo/JoJo, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 5, 2018 while surrounded by her family in her home in Southside, AL. Mama Jo was born on July 29, 1922 in Gadsden, Alabama, to Mitchell Andrew and Ella Mae Carroll Johnson. She married Loyal Parker Payne on March 12, 1938, and they built their life together in Gadsden, Alabama...
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Theodore William Howard

February 24, 1999 - January 5, 2018

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Theodore William Howard, 18, who died in a tragic car accident on Friday, January 5, 2018. Longtime family friend Alan Webb will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is in charge.Ted was a graduate of Episcopal Day School and was attending Berry College on an...
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Brent Keith Galbreath

February 1, 1957 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Mary Nell Martin

December 26, 1927 - January 4, 2018

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mary Nell Martin, 70, Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Tony McGowan will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Martin worked at Westclox doing production work. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church. She was a...
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Eli Denson Adkins

August 2, 1937 - January 3, 2018

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Eli Denson Adkins, age 80, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation services announcing.Eli was born August 2, 1937 in Goree, Texas and grew up in Plainview, Texas. He attended Plainview High School and graduated in 1955. After graduation,...
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Clifford Kiley

February 22, 1927 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Sara Nell Janss

October 15, 1925 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Paul Frederick Smith

July 23, 1955 - January 1, 2018

A Memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at White Springs Baptist Church for Paul Frederick "Fred" Smith, age 62, who passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Mr. Smith was born and raised in Turkeytown and later moved to Huntsville for residence and recovery. Fredrick was a cherished central figure of the His Way...
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Joy Delores Murray Driskill

January 13, 1930 - January 1, 2018

Funeral services be 12:30 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church for Joy Delores Murray Driskill, age 87, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Father Jose Chacko will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Driskill was born in Atlanta, GA and lived in Birmingham, AL as a child and young...
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Sara Nell Janss

October 15, 1925 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Undine Stovall Epperson

August 23, 1920 - December 30, 2017

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Undine Stovall Epperson, 97, of Gadsden, who went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Dr. Donnie Machen and Stan Davidson will officiate with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Epperson was a great mother and grandmother. She retired from...
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Martha Espy Edwards

October 9, 1928 - December 28, 2017

Martha Griffith Espy Edwards died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on December 28, 2017. Prayers will be conducted by Dr. Richard Trader at the Forest Cementery Masoleum on January 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Collier Butler Funeral Home directing. A gathering for coffee with family at Martha's home will follow at 2:00 pm.Born in Pell City, AL, Martha was the daughter of Jessie Mae and Ralph...
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Patricia Golden Mayo

August 23, 1945 - December 27, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Patricia "Patti" Golden Mayo, age 72, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Rev. Greg Standridge will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Patti graduated from Emma Sansom High School Class of 1963. She was a military wife who traveled the country for 20...
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Gerald Henry Gore

April 12, 1947 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Ben V. Pillitary

July 29, 1928 - December 26, 2017

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church for Ben Vincent Pillitary, age 89, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Father Jose B. Chacko will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing. Mr. Pillitary was a graduate of Emma Sansom High School Class of 1947. He attended...
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Matthew Stephen Misko

June 11, 1984 - December 26, 2017

Matthew Stephen Misko, 33, of Rainsville, Alabama went to his heavenly home on December 26, 2017. Matthew was born in Anniston, Alabama and moved to Gadsden in 1990 entering the first grade at St. James Catholic School. After graduation he went on to St. Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman and then on to Auburn University. He moved to Montgomery and finished his Bachelor Degree in Biology...
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Stella Copeland Gregory

November 2, 1926 - December 25, 2017

Funeral service will be 1pm Thursday December 28, at Collier Butler Chapel for Stella Copeland Gregory, age 91, formerly of East Gadsden, who passed away on December 25, 2017. Rev. Charles Smith, Rev. Michael Gregory, and Rev. Mark Gregory will officiate and Soloist Tracy Calhoun will provide the music. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services. Mrs....
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June Vivian Mcguire

May 16, 1921 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Dewey Calvin Pruett

October 24, 1938 - December 23, 2017

Graveside services will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, for Dewey Calvin "Pop" Pruett, 79, of Glencoe, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Pastor Randy Gunter will be officiating. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery.The family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Collier Butler Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey C....
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Joy Kennedy Towns

November 18, 1926 - December 23, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Joy Towns, 91 of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017. Rev. Sherri Reynolds will officiate with burial at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Towns was a longtime member of Christ Central United Methodist Church where she was...
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Barry Wayne Nelson

September 23, 1938 - December 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Carl Arthur Fox

June 3, 1930 - December 22, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Carl A. Fox, 87, Attalla, who passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Rev. Charles Beshears officiating with burial at Black Creek Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mr. Fox was a lifelong member of Black Creek Baptist Church and retired from W & J Body Shop. He was...
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Frederic William Sington

June 1, 1935 - December 19, 2017

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday at Gadsden First United Methodist Church for Fred William Sington, Jr., age 82, who passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Rev. Harvey Beck will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing. Mr. Sington was born June 1, 1935 in Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Ramsay High School and received his Bachelors of Business and Masters...
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Grace Hughes Andrews

November 10, 1932 - December 19, 2017

A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Grace Hughes Andrews, age 85, of Sylacauga, who passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Grace graduated from B.B. Comer High School and from Alabama College (University of Montevallo). She received her Master's Degree and PhD from the University of Alabama. Grace taught English...
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Herman Earl Collins

January 10, 1938 - December 18, 2017

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday December 23 at Collier Butler Chapel for Herman Earl Collins, age 79 of Gadsden, who passed away December 18, 2017. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Rev. Frank Samuels will officiate. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services. Mr. Collins was a graduate of Gadsden High School, Class of 1956. He loved to fly his Cessna 170-B airplane and hang...
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Richard Alan Mackey

December 10, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday for Richard Alan Mackey, 70, of Gadsden, who died on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. The Rev. Jack Campbell will be officiating and eulogies will be given by Jeff Sauls and Mickey Mueller. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Coates Bend. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will be directing.Richard lived in Mobile, Alabama, for 44 years. In Mobile, he...
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Bruce Bruce Bishop

February 28, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday for Bruce Bishop, 84, of Southside, who died on Dec. 15, 2017. Pastor Harold Coe will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.Bruce was a Cherokee County High football star recruited by Auburn, but he elected to join the US Air Force to help support his family....
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Helen Ruth Miller

March 23, 1934 - December 15, 2017

Funeral services for Helen R. Stone Miller Planchon, 83, of Hokes Bluff, will be today at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Revs. Mike Yates and Bruce Jenkins will officiate. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will be directing.Helen Miller Planchon, affectionately known as Mrs. Helen, was a godly, beautiful, wonderful, loving Christian wife, mother,...
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Doyle Winston Blair

February 1, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Doyle Winston Blair, age 84 of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, December 15, 2017. Pastor Bart Watts will officiate. Burial will be at Marshall Memory Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Blair was a 1951 graduate of Albertville High School and a 1961 graduate of the...
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Lendon Keith Woodall

July 14, 1941 - December 14, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Lendon Keith Woodall, 76, of Rainbow City, Alabama, passed away on December 14, 2017. Mike Woodall will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. B. F. Woodall and Nola Woodall, his...
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Thomas Gary Butler

May 25, 1946 - December 12, 2017

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, December 15, 2017 at Sims Chapel Church for Gary Butler, age 71, of Ball Play, who passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Rev. Tommy Hutt will officiate. Burial will be at Jones Chapel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Butler was a lifelong resident of Ball Play. He was married to the love of his life, Donna, for 47...
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Gerold Lee Zelsdorf

July 28, 1949 - December 12, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, December 15, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Gerold Zelsdorf, age 68, of Ohatchee, who passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Chaplain Jim Wilson will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Gerold graduated from Southside High School. He was employed at ATAP for 45 years. Gerold was a loving husband, father, grandfather,...
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Carolyn East Marker

September 20, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Carl Dee Johnson

July 2, 1938 - December 11, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Carl Dee Johnson, age 79, of Wetumpka, AL formerly of Gadsden. He passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, at home with family by his side. Dr. Max Barton will officiate. Burial will be at Free Home Cemetery, Grant, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Carl was a 1956 graduate of KDS...
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Joyce Hayes Shaneyfelt Kitchens

March 19, 1941 - December 8, 2017

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Joyce Hayes Shaneyfelt Kitchens, 76, of Gadsden, who passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Attalla.She is survived by her sister, Brenda Loyd; daughter, Charlotte Pitts; and her son, Tim Shaneyfelt.She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Kitchens after 29 years of marriage.The...
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Dorothy Brown Bearden

March 11, 1926 - December 8, 2017

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dorothy "Dot" Brown Bearden, age 91 of Gadsden, who went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, December 8, 2017. Rev. Royce Head will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Bearden was a native of Newnan, GA and moved to Alabama...
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Michael W. Johnson

December 30, 1949 - December 2, 2017

Memorial services will be 6:00 pm Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Life Church Assembly of God for Michael W. "Mike" Johnson, age 67, Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017. Pastor, Keith Frix will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Mr. Johnson graduated from Gadsden High School in 1968 and attended college at Jacksonville State University. He started...
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Kathleen Stedham

December 3, 1924 - November 29, 2017

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Monday, December 4, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Kathleen Stedham, age 92, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Dr. Jay Stewart will officiate, Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Stedham was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker. She was a...
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Maggie Dell Doyle

July 5, 1963 - November 28, 2017

Memorial services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Attalla Church of God for Maggie Doyle, age 54, of Rainbow City, who passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Mrs. Doyle was a beautiful wife and a loving mother. She was loved by many and will be truly missed.She is survived by her husband, Danny Doyle...
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Joysie L. Wooten

August 14, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Joysie L. Wooten, 89, of Rainbow City who passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. Bro. Simmons will officiate with burial at Rainbow Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Wooten was a member of the Attalla Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed the fellowship with her friends at the Carnes Recreation Center,...
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Elizabeth Smith Parkerson

December 12, 1940 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Jimmy Jackson Nail

February 21, 1943 - November 22, 2017

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 25th 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jimmy Jackson Nail, 74, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, November 22nd 2017. Bro. James Owens will officiate. Interment will at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents,...
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Faye Faye Green

September 11, 1936 - November 22, 2017

Faye, Green, age, 81, of Southside passed away, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.Funeral Service will be held, Friday, November 24, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel at 11:30am, Reverend Randy Green will officiate.Interment will follow at Green's Family Cemetery in Southside.Faye was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved her family, working in her flower gardens, taking walks with Spud,...
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Patrick Leo Lightsey

February 27, 1947 - November 21, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Patrick Leo Lightsey, 70, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Rev. Joey Hanner will officiate with burial at New Hope Cemetery, Glencoe. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Leo worked as a Lead Lineman with Alabama Power and was a member of IBEW and...
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Warner Joyce Partain

December 14, 1927 - November 21, 2017

Warner Joyce Partain, age 89, of Hoover, AL died at home Tuesday, November 21 surrounded by family.Joyce served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired in 1990 from Goodyear Gadsden. For the last 16 years, he enjoyed spending the winter months in Sun City Center, Florida. Gadsden was his home but he relocated to Hoover 4 years ago to be near family.He was preceded in death by his son, Robert...
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William Basil Fuller

February 15, 1957 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Gary Samuel Boatwright

November 12, 1964 - November 19, 2017

Graveside Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Alabama City Cemetery for Mr. Gary Samuel Boatwright who passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.
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Barbara Burgess Harper

June 28, 1947 - November 18, 2017

Barbara Burgess Harper, 70, passed away Saturday, November 18th at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Barbara passed peacefully in her sleep due to unknown causes. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 45 years Charles E. Harper, her parents Charles and Rebecca Burgess, brothers Frank, Charles Jr., and Clarence, and sisters Pauline, Alene, and Andy Jo. She is survived by daughters Kathy...
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Peggy Whitt Troy

October 23, 1945 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Volwyer Jean Wood

January 16, 1946 - November 17, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 2:30pm Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for Volwyer Jean Wood, 71, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. Rev Roy Daugherty will be officiating the service. Burial will be at the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1pm until the time of the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation...
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Ozell Robinson

July 6, 1922 - November 15, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 19, 2017 for Ozell Robinson, age 95, a 60 year resident of Gadsden, who passed away at her home near Lincoln in Talladega County Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Rev. Tom Brown will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mrs. Robinson was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church....
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Archie Woods

December 19, 1923 - November 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Teresa Lynn Wilkerson

July 24, 1956 - November 14, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30pm Friday, November 17, 2017, for Teresa Pollard Wilkerson, age 61, of Anniston, who passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Angie Johnson and Chaplain Dale Hollingsworth will officiate. Burial will be at New Bethel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Teresa was born in Georgia but graduated in 1974 from Hokes Bluff High School. She...
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Michael Blaine Barkley

May 14, 1939 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Betty F. Hill

August 9, 1943 - November 12, 2017

Graveside Services for Betty F. Hill, 74, of Gadsden, will be November 15, 2017 at 1pm at Crestwood Cemetery. Rev. L Dale Butler will be officiating.Betty was born in Gadsden. She worked as a nurse's aide for many years. She graduated from Gaston in the class of 1959.She is Preceded in death by her husband Elbert Hill; Parents Floyd and Jewel Fambrough, and numerous siblings.She is survived by...
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Charles Lynn Cowart

March 22, 1934 - November 12, 2017

Charles Lynn Cowart, 83, Gadsden, passed away November 12, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born March 22, 1934 in Guntersville, AL to Lewis Nathanel Cowart and Susie Bowlin Cowart.Mr. Cowart was employed in the construction industry as a plasterer and at age thirty, he began his own company in Marietta, GA. He was a veteran having served in the United States Army as a Military...
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Jimmie Harold Chesnut

October 21, 1935 - November 11, 2017

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jimmie Harold Chesnut, 82, Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Pastors Randy Gunter and Van Lockridge will officiate, with burial at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.Jimmie was a Christian and loved the Lord. He was a devoted husband...
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Roy Lee Brown

April 29, 1922 - November 11, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Black Creek Baptist Church for Roy Lee Brown, 95, of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. Rev. Doug Turner, John David and Mark Blackwell and Scott Bobo will officiate. Burial will be at the adjoining Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on...
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Christine Golden Erwin

November 14, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Christine Golden Erwin, 87, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 joining her beloved husband, Oscar "Butch" Erwin in heaven. Bro. Bobby Bryant will officiate with burial to follow at Forrest Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mrs. Erwin was born...
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Michael Douglas Sanford

May 29, 1942 - November 10, 2017

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, for Michael Douglas Sanford, 75, Gadsden, who passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Don Hurst will officiate. Burial will be at Cave Springs Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mike was a lifelong resident of Gadsden. He was devoted to his family and to Christ Jesus. Mike was a huge supporter of Shelton...
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Thomas Lane McCartney

March 7, 1945 - November 8, 2017

Graveside services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Forrest Cemetery for Thomas Lane McCartney, Jr., Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Dr. Larry Gibson will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. A Gadsden High School graduate, he attended Jacksonville State University before leaving to serve with the U.S. Army from 1967-1972. ...
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Roger Dale Leath

September 27, 1953 - November 6, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Friday, November 10, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Roger Dale Leath, age 64, of Southside, who passed away, Monday, November 6, 2017. Jeff Underwood will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Leath was a 1972 graduate of Emma Sansom High School and he served in the US Navy.He was...
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Edna Mae Champion

September 19, 1926 - November 5, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Edna Mae "Champ" Champion, 91, Rainbow City who passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. Bro. Blake Champion, grandson and Rev. Tommy Ferguson will officiate with burial to follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Champion had a gift for...
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John C. Cox

May 29, 1969 - October 31, 2017

Funeral will be Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Collier-Butler Chapel for John C. Cox, age 48, of Attalla, who passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Rev. L. Dale Butler is officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Evelyn Cox.He is survived by his daughter, Teryn...
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James Douglas Martin

September 1, 1918 - October 30, 2017

James Douglas Martin, Sr., former U.S Congressman and former Alabama Commissioner of Conservation, passed away October 29, 2017, at Martinwood, his home in Gadsden, Alabama. He was the oldest surviving ex-congressman of the United States.His funeral service will be at the First United Methodist Church of Gadsden on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. Officiating clergy will be the Reverends...
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Ralph Awtry Whittemore

November 16, 1934 - October 29, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Ralph Awtry Whittemore, 82, of Ashville, Al who passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017. Rev. Terry Tibbs will officiate. Burial will be at Gum Springs Cemetery, Ashville.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mr. Whittemore had worked in Upholstry Business with Queen City...
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Lillian Winona McMeekin Weddington

November 17, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Lillian Winona "Nonie" McMeekin Weddington, 85, of Gadsden who went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 28, 2017. Rev. Scott Hassell will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Weddington was a devout Christian and...
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Doris T. Boyle

April 5, 1921 - October 27, 2017

Doris T. Boyle, 96, entered eternity with the Lord on Friday, October 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Rev. John Dickenson and Rev. Larry Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery.Mr. & Mrs. Boyle were charter members of Calvary Baptist Church, later joined fellowship with Bellevue Baptist Church and...
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Douglas L. Clemons

June 8, 1942 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Bill T. Golden

August 9, 1927 - October 25, 2017

Bill T. Golden, age 90, of Gadsden passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Mr. Golden was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He was retired from Anniston Army Depot.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Ollie Golden; brother, Wixie (Willie Bell) Golden; and sisters, Mildred (Shelton) Warren and Glenn (Lee) Woods.Mr. Golden is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Golden;...
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Hoyt Eugene Hollis

August 4, 1949 - October 23, 2017

Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Dwight Baptist Church for Hoyt Eugene Hollis, age 68, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, October 23, 2017. Rev. Clayton Mullins will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Mr. Hollis attended Gadsden State Community College Technical Division, where he learned to be a skilled machinist and welder...
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Jane Harris Bachus

September 28, 1922 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Worth Forrest Rary

October 26, 1927 - October 22, 2017

Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, at 11:30 am, at Crestwood Cemetery in East Gadsden for Worth Forrest "Sonny" Rary, 89, of Owens Cross Roads, AL, who passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. Rev. Larry Fuhrman will officiate. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Worth, better known as Sonny, was born in Salisbury, NC and lived in...
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Dorothy Moore Rains

February 26, 1928 - October 15, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Dorothy Jean Moore Rains, Silver Creek, GA formerly of Gadsden who passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. Rev. Phillip Winningham will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.At the age of 19 "Dot" moved to Gadsden, Al where...
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Patsy Ann Prickett Harvey

January 22, 1949 - October 14, 2017

Patsy Ann Prickett Harvey (68) went to sleep peacefully to be with the Lord on 10/14/17 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 22, 1949 to the late Leon and Imogene Prickett of Wellington, AL. She was the second of four children born to Leon and Imogene. Patsy grew up in Wellington and lived there until she married her high school sweetheart in...
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Tammy Herring Rodriguez

September 20, 1965 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Betty Lou Adkison

April 13, 1930 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Byrum Lamar Tate

February 24, 1939 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Peggy Sue Moon

December 13, 1935 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Glim Bateman

February 4, 1951 - October 10, 2017

Memorial services will be Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Collier-Butler chapel for Glim "Slim" Bateman Jr., 66, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, October 6th, 2017. Rev. James Aaron will officiate. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Glim Bateman Jr. was one of seven children. He is the son of Glim Bateman Sr. and Alberta Newsome...
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Rickey Lynn Ramey

February 15, 1952 - October 10, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Rickey Lynn Ramey, age 65, of Southside, who passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Rev. Larry Ballard and Rev. Dave Roberts will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Ramey was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden. He retired from...
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Peggy June Horton

July 2, 1928 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Karen Sue Myrick

April 14, 1950 - October 6, 2017

Karen Sue Myrick, 67, of Gadsden, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. David Denson will be officiating the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will be directing.Karen graduated from Emma Sansom High School in the class of 1968. She was preceded in death by her...
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Barbara Joanne Mote

November 27, 1938 - October 3, 2017

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Barbara Joanne Mote, age 78, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Mote was a longtime member of Gadsden El Senior Club and member of Timberlane H.O.A. She was a loving "Me-Ma" to six...
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