Our Obituaries

Betty Jo Cox

January 31, 1933 - June 25, 2017

Funeral service will be at 2pm today, June 27, 2017, at Collier Butler Chapel for Betty Jo Cox, age 83, of Gadsden who passed away June 25, 2017. Dr. Chuck Conley will officiate and burial will follow at Forrest Cemetery. Mrs. Cox had retired from Gulf States Steel after 30 years' service. She was a past member of Edgewood Baptist Church and was currently a member of James Memorial Baptist Church...
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Margaret P. Carr

October 20, 1920 - June 22, 2017

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Margaret P. Carr, 96, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Rev. Craig Carlisle, Twelfth Street Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Carr was born Oct. 20, 1920 in Tuscaloosa and spent most of her adult life in Gadsden...
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Alfred Larry Mitchell

December 21, 1932 - June 22, 2017

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Alfred L. Mitchell, 84, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Mitchell loved hunting and fishing. He was a graduate of Altoona High School and a member of the United Rubber Workers Union.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherlyn...
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Roger Dale Watkins

March 9, 1943 - June 19, 2017

Mr. Roger Dale "Jeep" Watkins of Gadsden died June 19th, 2017 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be Thursday June 22nd at Collier Butler Funeral Home at 11:00 am, followed by graveside services at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday June 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Reverend Bill Smith will officiate. Jeep owned and operated Watkins Metals before retiring...
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Barbara Ann Hagedorn

July 15, 1936 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Thomas Francis Faulkner

September 17, 1935 - June 18, 2017

Thomas Francis Faulkner, age 81 of Gadsden, passed away on June 18, 2017. He was owner of Rainbow Cultured Marble for 35 years. He was Catholic. In his earlier years, he was in very involved in civic work in Gadsden including being a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts and Band Master for the Gadsden High School Band Program. He was the Drive Chairman for the United Way and a donor to the Gadsden...
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Christopher Clay Blackwood

December 27, 1967 - June 17, 2017

Memorial Service will be at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel for Mr. Christopher Clay Blackwood, Sr., 49, of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cremation Services by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.Chris was preceded in death by his father, James Blackwood; brothers, James David Blackwood and Edward Earl Blackwood; niece, Kaitlyn Blackwood; nephews, Jeff Rubrigi;...
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James Earl Seahorn

July 25, 1930 - June 15, 2017

James Earl Seahorn passed away in his home in Gadsden on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He is predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Julia Faye Seahorn. Earl is survived by his daughters Deb and Denise, grandchildren Kim, Nikki and Roger, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and many other family members. Earl served first in the Army and then in the Navy. He was discharged from the Navy...
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Frances Louise Rule

July 5, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Funeral services for Frances Rule, 91, of Gadsden will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Rev. Don Graham will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Rule was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur W. Rule; grandson, Josh McClain; parents, Henry and Daisy Williams; brothers, Kenneth and Jim Williams; and special friend, Howard...
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Robert Davis Coley

February 4, 1932 - June 9, 2017

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 15th, 2017, at 2:30 PM, at Collier-Butler chapel for Mr. Robert Davis Coley, 85, of Glencoe, who passed away Friday, June 9th, 2017. Rev. John Simmons will officiate. Interment will be at Lincoln City Cemetery (Lincoln, AL).Robert Davis Coley was born to Malcolm E. and Willie Bell Coley on February 4, 1932. The 6th of 10 children, he graduated from Lincoln...
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Eddie Eugene Martini

April 17, 1932 - June 4, 2017

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Eddie Martini, Sr., 85, of Southside who passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. Cremation Serviced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.Eddie was born in Birmingham, April 17, 1932. He served in the U S Marine Corps before working at Red Diamond Coffee Company where he retired after 48 years of service. He was...
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David Jeffrey Cotton

August 7, 1943 - June 3, 2017

David Cotton, 73David "Dave" Jeffrey Cotton, born August 7, 1943 of Rainbow City, AL passed away peacefully and with love at his home June 3, 2017.David was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin David "M.D." and Anniebell (Chumbley) Cotton; sister, Debbie Cotton; brother, Mackie Cotton;and former wife, Betty Ann (Scoggin) Cotton.David was a Vietnam era veteran and represented the USAF at the...
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Michael Norman Chitwood

December 1, 1949 - June 1, 2017

Michael "Mike" Chitwood, 67, Ohatchee, made his transition to eternal life Thursday, June 1, 2017, surrounded by his family.Homegoing celebration service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. before the service. The Rev. Adam Ragsdale will officiate. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral...
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H. M. Carnes

January 12, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Williams-Southside Memorial Park for H. M. Carnes, age 80, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. His sons will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Carnes was a general contractor in Gadsden and the surrounding area for over fifty years. He was a lifelong resident of Alabama City...
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Betty Finch Slaughter

August 6, 1935 - May 27, 2017

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

June 24, 1943 - May 27, 2017

Robert Larry Smith, 73, Southside, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Noland Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at Collier-Butler. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel. Revs. Scott Hassell and Bud Swindall will be officiating. Music performed by Allen Hudson. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home is directing....
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Thomas Marlon Gregg

August 12, 1936 - May 24, 2017

Thomas Marlon Gregg, 80, of Islamorada Florida, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017 after a battle with lung cancer. He was born during the Great Depression on a farm in Marshall County, Alabama near Albertville on August 12, 1936. His first job was picking cotton for two dollars a day where he learned the value of hard work. His family later moved to Hokes Bluff Alabama where he attended high...
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Martha Ella Smith

June 4, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Martha C. Smith went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was born in Milledgeville, GA on June 4, 1925. Martha is predeceased by her husband, Billy R. Smith. Martha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was always there for her family and friends when she was needed. She enjoyed helping others such as being a pink lady in the local...
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Billy Henry Griffin

February 11, 1947 - May 17, 2017

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

May 26, 1935 - May 14, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Juanita Walley, 81, of Gadsden who passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. Rev. Tommy Marshall will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Walley loved country music and for many years composed music and traveled, with her husband's...
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Mary Magdalene Parrish

October 13, 1964 - May 13, 2017

Mary M. Parrish, 52, Gadsden, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Funeral service will be at noon Thursday at Central Avenue Baptist Church with The Rev. Ray Wain officiating. Graveside service will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Aroney. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing. Mary is survived by her beloved brother, Kane; and nephew and nieces, Brandi, Andrew...
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Stanley Clayton Parrish

October 25, 1935 - May 13, 2017

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Collier Butler Funeral Home for Stanley Clayton Parrish, 81, of 1931 Noccalula Road, who died May 13, 2017. The Rev. Ken Casey will officiate. Burial at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home is in charge.He was born in Piedmont and was the son of Clayton Edgar Parrish and Roma Lee Gann Parrish. He graduated from Piedmont High School in 1954, served...
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Jack Havard Jones

May 20, 1948 - May 12, 2017

Funeral services will be Monday, May 15, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Collier-Butler chapel for Jack Havard Jones, 68, of Rainbow City, who passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. The Revs. Bill Davis and Rodney Davis will officiate. Interment will be in Gum Springs Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Jack was a graduate of Ashville High School, and a...
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Steve Walter Thorp

November 24, 1962 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Tina Richards Brown

August 20, 1957 - May 11, 2017

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Tina Richards Brown "Teen-Teen", 59, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, May 11th, 2017. The Rev. Daniel Barkley will officiate. Interment will be at Tillison Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Tina was a 1975 charter class graduate of Westminister...
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Joe DuPre Morgan

March 14, 1950 - May 10, 2017

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

April 23, 1978 - May 8, 2017

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Kevin Tyler "Ty" Pruett, age 39, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, May 8, 2017. Rev. Gary Burns will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Ty graduated from Southside High School in 1996 and attended Gadsden State Community College. He enjoyed music, the Atlanta Braves,...
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Verdell Elrod

May 30, 1921 - May 5, 2017

Graveside funeral services will be at 2:00 pm today, Sunday, May 7, at Crestwood Cemetery for Verdell Elrod, 95, who died Friday. Brother Roger Collins will be officiating. Verdell was a proud veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Army as a medic in both France and Germany.He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Audrey Ernestine "Teen" Elrod and his pistol ball poodle dog...
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John Blake Winningham

November 16, 1977 - May 4, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for John Blake Winningham, age 39, of Rainbow City, who passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017. Bro. Larry Fuhrman, Bro. Lauil Thompson, and Bro. Bobby Joe Winningham will officiate. Burial will be at Old Harmony Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Blake loved his family, friends and his...
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Susan Alletto Thompson

August 13, 1961 - May 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Xavier G. Bullard

September 30, 1921 - April 30, 2017

Graveside services for Mrs. Xavier G. Bullard will be at Forrest Cemetery, Tuesday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mat Alexander will officiate. Service entrusted to Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Mrs. Bullard was a lifetime resident of Gadsden, AL. She was a graduate of Gadsden High School and a life member First Baptist Church, Gadsden. She was active in several social and service organizations.She...
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Bertis Hill

December 30, 1926 - April 29, 2017

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Bertis Hill, 90, of Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. The Rev. John Dickinson will officiate and Charles Tolleson will speak. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mr.. Hill was a native of Empire, Ala. (Walker County) and a member of ...
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Curtis Larry Nelson

January 17, 1940 - April 29, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. Curtis Larry Nelson, 77 of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. Rev. Roger Igou, Jr. Larry's Great Nephew, will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Larry was a native and longtime resident of Southside. He retired...
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Odie Kilgore LeCroy

January 1, 1923 - April 27, 2017

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 6th 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at Collier-Butler chapel for Odie Kilgore LeCroy, 94, of Homewood, who passed away Thursday, April 27th, 2017. The staff of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. She is preceded in death by...
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Lennox John Herren

April 26, 2017 - April 26, 2017

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

April 24, 2017 - April 24, 2017

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

December 15, 1995 - April 24, 2017

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

August 6, 1982 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Roy Franklin Ferguson

March 17, 1952 - April 24, 2017

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Roy "Pat" Franklin Ferguson, 65, Gadsden, who passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. The Rev. Ray Johnson will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Ferguson was a longtime resident of Etowah County. He had retired from Anniston Army Depot and was a...
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Michael Jay Daniels

September 7, 1963 - April 24, 2017

Michael "Jay" Daniels, 53, Southside, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017.Jay graduated from Southside High School in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis LaRue Daniels; and his father, James Marion Daniels. He is survived by his mother, Jerilyn Junkins Creed, Southside; daughter, Jesse Larue Daniels; grandson, Hudson Daniels; brothers, Jeffery Alan Daniels (Amie),...
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Joyce Ann Prince

January 5, 1943 - April 23, 2017

Joyce Ann Price, 74, of Gadsden, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mrs. Prince was a faithful daughter, sister, wife, mother, & grandmother to her family. She spent her life in service to family, community and friends.She was of the Baptist faith, serving in numerous positions at Keener and Duck Springs Churches. She was instrumental in the formation of Etowah Forestry Association; BWWA...
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Mary Frances McCord

March 23, 1927 - April 22, 2017

Mary Frances McCord lifelong resident of Gadsden passed away on Saturday morning, April 22, 2017. Frances was born on March 23, 1927 in Houston, Texas.She was an active member of 1st Baptist Church of Gadsden. Before retirement she was a member of the Altrusa Club, a board member of Baptist Memorial Hospital, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and participated in countless civic activities.Clyde...
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James Earl Kelley

November 13, 1948 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Roy Elmore McClellan

November 8, 1923 - April 21, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Roy Elmore "Mac" McClellan, age 93, of Gadsden, who went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on April 21, 2017, after an extended illness. Dr. Allen McClellan will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mac was born in Lincoln, AL and...
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Julia Juanita Maltbie Ladd

November 15, 1936 - April 21, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Julia Juanita Maltbie Ladd, 80, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. Rev. Ray Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Juanita was a loving wife and mother who provided exceptional care for her husband of 48...
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Roy Oliver McCord

November 17, 1956 - April 21, 2017

Roy Oliver McCord, 60, of Gadsden, passed away on April 21, 2017. He is the son of the late Roy Davis McCord and Ethel McCreless McCord.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol Ross McCord and his children, who he always referred to as his "best legacy"--Catherine McCord Bailey (Forrest), Roy Davis McCord II (Ann), and Mary Margaret McCord (Trey) as well as his grandchild,...
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Betty Carol Jones

December 31, 1953 - April 21, 2017

Memorial service and visitation will be held on Monday, April 24th at Rainbow Church of Christ. Visitation will be open to friends and family at 12pm and the memorial service will start at 1pm. Brother Blake Jones will be officiating. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.Betty Carol (Faulkner) Jones passed away on April 21st, 2017. She was preceded in death by...
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Dorothy Nell Usry Phillips

July 2, 1931 - April 21, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dorothy Nell Usry Phillips, age 85, of Southside, who passed away Friday, April 21, 2107. Rev. Carrie Kramer Jones, Rev. Andy Yarnell, and Rev. Lauil Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Dorothy was a lifelong resident of...
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Lourine Hyfield Dutt

November 17, 1932 - April 17, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Lourine Hyfield Dutt, 84, of Altoona who went home to be with the Lord Monday, April 17, 2017. Bro. Jerry Owens and Bro. Phillip Swindall will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service will direct.Mrs. Dutt was born in Etowah County and attended Walnut Grove High...
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Patricia Ann Weinberg

January 21, 1941 - April 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Jane B. Jandrlich

May 19, 1926 - April 14, 2017

Funeral mass will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 4 p.m., at St. James Catholic Church for Jane B. Jandrlich, 90, of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. Father Joel Martin will officiate. Interment will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing. Jane Jandrlich married Frank Jandrlich February 2nd of 1946 in the Commonwealth of...
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David Alfred Adams

September 11, 1943 - April 13, 2017

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

November 22, 1949 - April 11, 2017

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm at Higher Ground Baptist Church for Katherine Cox, age 67, of Gadsden. Pastor James O. Wallace will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Kathy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 with her loved ones gathered around her bedside. Kathy was a loving mother and Nanny who will be dearly missed. She was a member...
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Joseph Wesley Estes

October 3, 1954 - April 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Warren Childs Thompson

September 17, 1924 - April 7, 2017

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at 3 p.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Warren Childs Thompson, 92, of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, April 7th, 2017. The Rev. Carl M. Saxton, II and Drew Hall will officiate. Interment will be at Crestwood Cemetery.Mr. Thompson was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter where he served as a Lay Reader and Eucharistic Minister....
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Tommie Joyce Robertson Gladden

December 15, 1940 - April 7, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Tommie Joyce Robertson Gladden, 76, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. Rev. Doug Baker will officiate.Burial will be at Antioch Church of Christ Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.After retiring from Bellsouth with 33 years of service, Tommie established, along with her...
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Ruby Burton

December 20, 1931 - April 4, 2017

Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel for Ruby Burton, age 85, of Altoona, who passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Rev. Dave Roberts will officiate. Burial will be at Samuels Chapel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directingThe family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00pm prior to the service.
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Teresa Lee Hamilton

November 20, 1955 - April 3, 2017

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

October 7, 1934 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Alan Jay Worley

March 29, 1967 - April 1, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Alan Jay Worley, 50, of Atlanta formerly of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Rev. Michael Goldsmith will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Alan was a graduate of Gadsden High School and a member of The Episcopal...
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Billie Louise Thrasher

October 1, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Clayton Cemetery, Alabama City, for Mrs. Billie Louise Thrasher, 91, of Gadsden who went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Bro. Dave Tidwell will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Thrasher is survived by her children, Chris Thrasher and wife Carol, Gloria Vickery and husband...
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Harry Eugene Dennis

December 14, 1948 - March 21, 2017

Harry Eugene Dennis, 68, Rainbow City, went to be with the Lord on March 21, 2017Mr. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Evelyn Dennis, brothers, Clark Dennis and Roger Dennis.He is survived by his wife, Lesya Dennis; son, Daniel Noah Dennis; brother, Andy Dennis; sisters-in-law, Julie Dennis, Judith Dennis, and Vita Derkulska; niece, Leah Julann Dennis, nephew, Alex Clark...
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Joseph Eugene Skipper

June 25, 1938 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Jane Auman Burton

July 27, 1933 - March 19, 2017

After a brief illness, Jane Auman Burton went home to her Heavenly Father during the early hours of March 19th.She had lived a full active life. Throughout her life, she was heavily involved in the ministries of Christ Central Church. She loved music and signing in the church choir.She was very involved in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She was active in the parent student...
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Tyler Matthew Martin

December 11, 2002 - March 17, 2017

Tyler Matthew Martin returned home on March 17, 2017. Visitation will be Monday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel with service immediately following at 5 pm.Collier-Butler Funeral Home will be directing. Ryan McGlaughn, Varsity Ministries Team Chaplain, will be leading the service. Born December 11, 2002, Tyler is survived by his parents, Scott and Tara Martin; his brother CJ,...
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Sam Willoughby

May 3, 1937 - March 15, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Sam Willoughby, 79, of Attalla, who passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Rev. Bruce Word will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Willoughby was an Iron Worker for over 40 years retiring from Gulf States Steel. Sam was quick...
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Marie York Tatum

March 21, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Funeral Services will be 12:00 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Marie York Tatum, of Gadsden, who went to be with her Lord Monday, March 13, 2017. Rev. Billy York will officiate. Burial will be at Dutton Methodist Church Cemetery in Dutton, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Tatum was a longtime resident of Gadsden.She was preceded in death...
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Jeanette Lee Robertson

September 28, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Jeanette Lee Robertson, a long-time resident of the Gadsden area, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, the 11th of March. Born Sept. 28, 1936 in Cherokee County, Jeanette was an active member of James Memorial Baptist Church, contributor to the city of Gadsden and a devoted family matriarch. Jeanette was the proud business owner of Holland Clothing, where she worked to make every...
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Mary Lucille Cornutt Rickles

May 12, 1924 - March 11, 2017

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Collier Butler Chapel for Mary Lucille Cornutt Rickles, 92, who went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 11, 2017. The Rev. Jan Stanley will officiate.Mrs. Rickles was born on May 12, 1924, a native of Etowah County. She was a member of East Gadsden Church of God and attended Cathedral of Praise.During her lifetime, Mrs. Rickles...
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Dylan Robert West

January 21, 1995 - March 11, 2017

A Memorial service will be from 11:00 am-2:00 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Word of Life Church in Attalla for Dylan Robert West, 22, of Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Danny Battles will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Dylan was always a comedian and loved doing impersonations. He was the life of the party. Dylan was an amazing father who...
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Sherrie Ford

April 9, 1956 - March 10, 2017

Sherrie Denise Coffey Ford passed away in Birmingham, Alabama, at Brookwood Medical Center on Friday, March 10, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. Born on April 9, 1956, Sherrie died at the young age of sixty years, following the death of her father, Cecil Dewitt Coffey, who passed away 35 years ago. Sherrie is survived by her mother and step father, Peggy & James Copeland of Gadsden; her sister and brother...
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Edward Z. Carrell

January 14, 1923 - March 9, 2017

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Gadsden for Edward Z. Carrell, 94, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017. Rev. Ken Casey will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Carrell was born and raised in Birmingham. Ed's late wife, Alice, was in the WAVES...
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Carl Ladell Day

April 28, 1934 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Stanley Bob Pledger

January 15, 1944 - March 6, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Stanley Bob Pledger, 73, of Southside, who passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Rev. Harold Coe will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Pledger attended Gadsden High School. He was employed at Republic Steel for 32 years and...
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Nell Jo Dunn

October 13, 1931 - March 4, 2017

Nell Jo Dunn, 85, of Southside, died Saturday, March 4, 2017. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler with funeral following. Burial will take place at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.Nell spent her life caring for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and anyone that came through her door. Her kitchen was never without the smell of her delicious cooking and her table was...
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Louise Louise Frazier

February 5, 1946 - March 2, 2017

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Louise (Anna) Frazier, 71, of Southside, who passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Rev. L. Dale Butler will officiate. Burial will be at Pinegrove Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Frazier was born in Ohio and raised in West Virginia. Louise was a great mother who truly...
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William Bryan Ayres

April 12, 1931 - March 2, 2017

Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Forrest Cemetery for William Bryan Ayres, 85, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Rev. Harvey Beck will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Ayres graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, GA. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of...
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Wilma J. Weathington

September 12, 1921 - March 2, 2017

Graveside services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Crestwood Cemetery for Wilma J. Weathington, 95, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017. Rev. Daniel Barkley will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Weathington was a very active member of her church, Gadsden Cumberland Presbyterian. She enjoyed serving many years as a school...
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Faye Wofford Kilpatrick

September 19, 1926 - March 2, 2017

Funeral service for Faye Wofford Kilpatrick, 90, Gadsden, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Gunter will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Kilpatrick was born September 19, 1926 in the Smith's...
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Larry Dale Johnson

August 15, 1956 - February 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Christopher LeRoy White

June 16, 1966 - February 27, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Christopher LeRoy White, 50, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. Rev. Wayne Milam will officiate. Burial will be at Lawrence Cove Cemetery, Eva, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. White was a 1984 graduate of Emma Sansom High School and an avid Auburn Fan....
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Jennie Ruth Amberson Jones

June 4, 1917 - February 27, 2017

Jennie Ruth Amberson Jones, 99, died Feb. 27, 2017. Born in Alexandria, Alabama, she spent most of her life in Gadsden. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gadsden, where she taught children's Sunday school classes for over 38 years.She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, James A. Jones; parents, John (Jack) and Maude Amberson; brothers, Houston Amberson, M. A. Amberson...
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Jennie Ruth Jones

June 4, 1917 - February 27, 2017

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

November 21, 1919 - February 25, 2017

Naomi Johnson Tarvin died February 25, 2017.A native of Giles County Tennessee, she spent her adult life in Huntsville and Gadsden.She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and a former member of Walnut Park Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by parents Johnnie and Mamie Creek Johnson, husband Woodrow Tarvin, brothers Herbert Johnson, Elmo Johnson, Harold Johnson and the best Grandmother...
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Lynnette Elane Kirby Wright

April 24, 1934 - February 21, 2017

Lynnette Elane Kirby Wright, aged 82, died peacefully in her sleep on February 21, 2017 at her home in Whorton's Bend, after a brief struggle with cancer. Lynne was born April 24, 1934, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Calvin Lane and Babe Ruth Pinkston.Lynne had a distinguished career in administration and public service, culminating as a Congressional Inquiry Specialist for the Social...
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Juan L. CUNNINGHAM

September 21, 1935 - February 20, 2017

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Brannon Springs Church for Juan Cunningham, 81, Southside, who passed away Feb. 20, 2017. Skeet Waddell and Jack Bearden will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services.Juan Cunningham was a Proverbs 31 woman - "her children rise up and call her 'Blessed.'" She...
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Van Bannard Gowens

July 26, 1949 - February 20, 2017

Van. B Gowens, age 67, of Gadsden passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 25 at Websters Chapel Baptist Church, which is located at 3091 New Liberty Road, Jacksonville, AL 36279.He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters Anette Borremans, Anji Hall, and Angel Carrigan; grandchildren Elizabeth Hall, Bryce Hall,...
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James Richard Whidby

September 9, 1946 - February 19, 2017

James Richard "Rick" Whidby, 70, of Gadsden, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Opal Faye Whidby; children, James Brian Whidby and his wife Joyce Coty, Richard Duane Whidby and wife Darline, Williams Ray "Billy" Whidby and wife April and Danielle Whidby Parrish and husband A J; grandchildren, Owen Wade Whidby, Lori Whidby, Cody...
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Whitt L. Latham

October 11, 1935 - February 18, 2017

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for Lt. Col. Whitt L. Latham, 81, of Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, February 18th, 2017. Rev. Roger Beshears will officiate. Military graveside honors will be at Forrest Cemetery. Col. Latham will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation...
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Mary E. Hooton

March 6, 1927 - February 17, 2017

Funeral services will be Sunday, February 19th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mary E. "Shorty" Hooton, 89, of Decatur, formerly Gadsden, who passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Dr. Richard Trader, Ray Strawbridge, and Tom Barber will officiate. Interment will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services directing.Shorty was born in Gadsden, AL...
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Ann Evelyn Columbie

December 25, 1932 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Kaye Bell Whittemore

April 23, 1953 - February 15, 2017

Kaye Bell Whittemore, 63, was granted her wings on Feb. 15, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends, all that she had touched in so many ways throughout her life. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at Collier Butler Chapel with the funeral service at 3 p.m. The Revs. Lauil Thompson and Bill Drummons will officiate. Burial will be at Williams Southside Memorial...
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Michael Duane Jenkins

March 15, 1965 - February 13, 2017

Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Michael Duane Jenkins, 51, of Southside who passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. Rev. Joe Nix will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Michael was a 1984 graduate of Southside High School where he was on the varsity football team. Although he was a very...
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Alva Naomi Johnson

June 3, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Alva Naomi Johnson, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 in Gadsden. The Rev. John Dickinson and Dr. Randy Postell will officiate. Burial will follow in Crestwood Cemetery with Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.Ms. Johnson was a native of Cherokee County and had resided in...
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Daniel Leatherwood

October 23, 1980 - February 8, 2017

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Daniel Leatherwood, age 36, of Attalla, who passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Rev. Lee Leatherwood will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation services directing.Mr. Leatherwood had a passion for hunting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents Douglas and Teresa Leatherwood;...
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James David Cromer

March 27, 1939 - February 7, 2017

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017 at White Springs Baptist Church for James David "Dave" Cromer, age 77, of Southside, who passed away, Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Rev. Bob Harris will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Dave worked as an appliance repairman for 50 years and opened his own business, D&D Appliance. Dave was a kind and...
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Jerry Neal White

September 1, 1939 - February 4, 2017

Graveside Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at Providence Baptist Cemetery, Ragland, for Jerry Neal White, 77, of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. Revs. Ted St. John and Byron Robinson will officiate.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mr. White had received his music degree and taught music for 35 years. He loved to paint and...
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Matthew Wayne McBride

June 12, 1995 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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E. L. Lovelady

November 14, 1927 - February 1, 2017

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mr. E.L. Lovelady, age 89, of Rainbow City, who passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Rev. Robert Thornton will officiate. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery, Owens Crossroads, AL. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Lovelady was born and raised in Clay County, AL. He was a...
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Martha Tucker Dowdy

March 8, 1939 - January 25, 2017

Martha Tucker Dowdy, 77 of Gadsden went to be with her Lord on January 25, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday January 28, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel.Private Interment will be held at Crestwood Cemetery.The family will receive friends for visitation from 12:30. to 2pm prior to the service in the chapel.Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Service directing.Martha...
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