Our Obituaries

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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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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Byron 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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Mary Kate Wise

August 15, 1938 - October 2, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Friday, October 6, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mary Kate Wise, of Attalla, who passed away Monday, October, 2, 2017. Rev. Eddie Stevenson will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Wise was a 1956 graduate of Ashville High School. She was a longtime member of Damascus Baptist...
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Julia Ruth Keenum

November 27, 1915 - September 30, 2017

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

April 30, 1932 - September 29, 2017

Frances Gunter Morrison, 85, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Funeral services honoring and celebrating her life will be held at Collier Butler Funeral Home Chapel in Gadsden at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3. Visitation will be at Collier Butler on Monday, October 2 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reverend Larry Fuhrman and Dr. Rick Lance will conduct the service with burial to follow at...
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Jimmie Gail Bowen

April 12, 1947 - September 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Dorothy Faye Jordan Watts

June 2, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Faith became sight for Dorothy Faye Jordan Watts, 87 of Southside, on September 20, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Rev. Matt Rose and Rev. Chris Terrell will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Dot was a lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of White Springs Baptist Church for decades...
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Dorothy Inez Parker Wood

January 21, 1934 - September 18, 2017

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dorothy Inez Parker Wood, 83, Gadsden, who passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Inez was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a longtime member of Southside...
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Willow Jo Crawford Cameron

January 29, 1932 - September 17, 2017

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Willow Jo Crawford Cameron, age 85, of Gadsden, who passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Rev. John Dickinson will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mrs. Cameron was born January 29, 1932 in Sand Rock, AL. She lived most of...
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Doris Freeman Leftwich

April 1, 1929 - September 15, 2017

Funeral services will be Sunday, September 17th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dr. Doris Freeman Leftwich, 88, of Gadsden, who passed away Friday, September 15, 2017. The Rev. Lem Lockmiller and Rev. Laney Boman will officiate. Interment will be at Forrest Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. Doris was a member of Forrest...
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Barbara Vaughn Walker

May 25, 1937 - September 14, 2017

.Funeral services will be Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Collier-Butler Chapel for Barbara Vaughn Walker, age 80, of Gadsden, who passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. Brother Herb Murray will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Emma Sansom High School Class of 1955,...
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John L. Smith

September 3, 1940 - September 14, 2017

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

January 15, 1923 - September 11, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, September, 14, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jean Bond Hill, age 94, of Gadsden, who passed away September, 11, 2017. Rev. Sherri Reynolds and Dr. Albert Hill will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services.Mrs. Hill served 44 years in federal service with 37 years of that at Anniston Army Depot as...
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Max Max Brannon

November 26, 1939 - September 9, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Max Brannon, age 77, of Gadsden, who passed away, Saturday, September 9, 2017. Rev. Daryl Nichols will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.Max was a member of Dwight Masonic Lodge #550, and a member of Dwight Baptist Church. He served in...
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James Milton Brittain

March 5, 1940 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Wade Silvey Talley, Jr.

August 13, 1917 - September 6, 2017

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Bethany Cemetery, Reece City, AL for Wade Silvey Talley, Jr., age 100, who passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Rev. Roger Graham will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Talley was born and raised in Etowah County off of South 11th street. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in World War II....
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Benny Joe Brown

January 14, 1933 - September 5, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church for Benny "Joe" Brown, age 84, of Southside, who passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Rev. Bob Thornton will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Brown graduated from Southside High School in 1952. While actively...
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Glenn Alan Nelson

April 22, 1972 - September 4, 2017

A visitation service will be Friday, September 8, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Glenn Alan Nelson, Jr., age 45, of Ashville, who passed away, Monday, September 4, 2017. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Nelson was born and raised in South Florida. He served in the US Army for 8 years. Mr. Nelson was an avid hunter and loved spending time...
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Sarah Anderson Taylor

August 20, 1928 - September 3, 2017

Sarah Frances Anderson Taylor was born Aug. 20, 1928 on the Anderson family farm north of Gadsden, AL, and died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2017, in Knoxville, TN. She is now rejoicing in Heaven with her husband of 57 yrs, Eschol Grady Taylor, her parents, Gaston Robert Anderson and Nell Waldrop Anderson, her brother, Robert Jean Anderson and brother-in-law Harold Gautney, who was like a brother to...
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Carolyn Boozer Hightower

October 21, 1945 - September 2, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Carolyn Boozer Hightower, 71, of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. Rev. Tim Holland and Rev. Tony McGowan will officiate with burial to follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge. Mrs. Hightower's hobbies included bowling,...
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Elizabeth S. Nunnelly

January 27, 1932 - August 30, 2017

Graveside service will be 1:00 pm Friday, August 1, 2017 at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Elisabeth S. Nunnelly, age 85, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Pastor Tim Holland will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Nunnelly attended Alabama City Bible Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Nunnelly; brothers, Mack ...
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Helen Jeanelle Rary

August 3, 1931 - August 29, 2017

Funeral services will be at 12:30 pm Friday, September 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Helen Jeanelle Mulkey Rary, age 86, of Owens Cross Roads, AL, who passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Rev. Larry Fuhrman will officiate. Graveside service to be held immediately following the funeral at Crestwood Cemetery in East Gadsden. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing....
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Willodean Staton

September 13, 1927 - August 29, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Willodean Staton, age 89, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Rev. Billy Boatwright will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Staton was born and raised in Etowah County. She was of the Baptist faith. Willodean was...
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Susan Renea Foster Shelton

July 18, 1973 - August 28, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Susan Renea Foster Shelton, age 44, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, August 28, 2017. Rev. Billy Boatwright will officiate. Burial will be at Tabor Baptist Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Susan was born and raised in Etowah County. She attended Etowah High School...
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Edna Faye Strawn

July 10, 1933 - August 27, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Edna Faye Strawn, 84, of Gadsden who passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017. Rev. James O. Wallace will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mrs. Strawn attended Etowah High School and was an avid bowler years ago. She was a...
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Dorothy Mae Jones

September 22, 1930 - August 22, 2017

Visitation will be 4:00-6:00pm Friday, August 25, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home and 10:30-11:30 am Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home in Stockbridge, GA for Dorothy M. Jones, age 86, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Stockbridge, GA. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Jones...
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Doris Aultman Strickland

December 21, 1943 - August 20, 2017

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Doris Aultman Strickland who passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017. Rev. Billy Boatwright will officiate. Burial will be at Williams Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by her husband, Barden Strickland, Jr. ; parents, Cecil and Thelma...
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Elsie Edith Parker

September 14, 1920 - August 17, 2017

Graveside services will be 2:30 pm at Crestwood Cemetery for Elsie Parker, age 96, of Jasper, who passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. Don Rodchester will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Parker was baptized in 1955 as one of Jehovah's Witness "Maw-Maw" Parker was a faithful member of the Jasper Congregation of Jehovah's Witness since relocating to...
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Betty Conner Taylor

February 19, 1931 - August 14, 2017

Graveside services will be 12:30 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Forrest Cemetery for Betty Conner Taylor, age 86, of Attalla, who passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. Rev. Bill Drummons and Bro. Lauil Thompson will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service is directing.Mrs. Taylor was a loving and caring wife, mother, and "Granny." She worked many years as a bookkeeper for A&P...
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Keith Wayne Brooks

April 19, 1959 - August 13, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral home for Keith Wayne Brooks, age 58, of Birmingham, who passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. Pastors, Randall Paul Smith and Larry D. Graham will officiate. Entombment will be at Forrest Mausoleum. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Mr. Brooks graduated from Southside High School in 1977....
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Billy Wayne Huff

August 18, 1951 - August 13, 2017

Memorial Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at The Church of Love, Attalla for Mr. Billy Huff, 66, of Gadsden who passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. Cremation Services provided by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.Billy was preceded in death by his parents, James and Irene Huff; brothers, Robert, Albert and Danny Huff; and sister, Ruby Morgan.He is survived by his wife, Teresa...
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Sallie Gentry Johnston

April 5, 1927 - August 8, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00pm Monday, August 14, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Sallie Gentry Johnston, age 90, of Jacksonville, who passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Rev. Mitchell Gibbs will officiate. Burial will be at Alabama City Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Johnston was the eldest daughter of eight children. She was an active member of...
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Felton E. Whitt

September 18, 1944 - August 7, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Felton E. Whitt, age 72, of Southside, who went to be with the Lord Monday, August 7, 2017. Bro. Lauil Thompson and Lennie Jo Carroll will officiate, with special music provided by Rev. Bill Drummons. Burial will be at Cave Springs Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Whitt...
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Janice Toney Mastoras

August 1, 1932 - August 7, 2017

Janice Toney Mastoras went home to be with our Lord on August 7, 2017. May her memory be eternal. A celebration of her life will commence with viewing on August 10, 2017 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Collier Butler Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service. Interment will follow at Crestwood Cemetery with +Fr. Paul Costopoulos and +Fr. Micah Hirschy officiating.Mrs. Mastoras was born Janice...
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Juanita Elizabeth McLendon

April 8, 1927 - August 7, 2017

Juanita Elizabeth Morgan McLendon, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August, 7, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be at 12:30 pm Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Her grandson, Rev. John Morgan McElwee and Pastor, Rev. Joey Jones will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.Mrs. McLendon was a resident of...
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Paul Joseph Watts

September 15, 1964 - August 6, 2017

Mr. Paul Joseph Watts, age 52, of Gadsden passed away Sunday, August 06, 2017. Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel. Interment will be held at McCauley's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery. Paul attended Emma Sansom High School, he was known in his Little League days for his strong pitching and homerun hitting skills. Paul worked at car...
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Geraldine Geraldine Phillips

May 11, 1923 - August 6, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Geraldine Phillips, 94, of Southside who passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.Mrs. Phillips was a member of Southside United Methodist Church and the Senior Saints. She was a loving wife, mother and...
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Helen Harbin MAGEE

July 6, 1927 - August 5, 2017

Helen Harbin Magee, Gadsden, entered her eternal home in Heaven on Aug. 5, 2017.Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Collier-Butler Chapel. The Revs. Larry Fuhrman and Mat Alexander will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.A native of Gadsden, Helen was the daughter of Estelle and Luther Harbin. She was a...
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Doshie Underwood Smith

March 4, 1935 - August 4, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Doshie Underwood Smith announces her passing on the 4th, August 2017 at the age of 82 years. Doshie will always be lovingly remembered by her entire family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Kyle H. Underwood, mother, Lucille Underwood, husband, Harrison Jr. Smith, brothers, Tinsey, Carl and Charles Underwood, daughter, Darlene...
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Pamela Darice Williams

December 12, 1951 - August 3, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Pamela Watts Williams, age 65, of Southside, who passed away, Thursday, August 3, 2017. Burial will be at Williams Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.1969. She was an LPN with Women's Health Center and a former employee of Mountainview Hospital. Pam was a loving...
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Margaret Dean King

March 5, 1934 - August 1, 2017

Funeral services will 2:00 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Margaret Dean King, age 83, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Rev. Thomas Vogler will officiate. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Southside. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. King was longtime member of New Hope Baptist Church, serving in the WMU and as...
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Johnny Edward Lipscomb

August 22, 1948 - July 29, 2017

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Johnny Edward "John" Lipscomb, 68, of Gadsden who passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge.John was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Edward Lipscomb and mother, Evelyn Geannine Smith; sister, Wanda Biggars and aunt, Willadean Harper.He is survived by his...
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Marcus Lee Stewart

February 8, 1979 - July 25, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Marcus Lee Stewart, 59 of Gadsden who passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Kenny Granger will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery.Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.Mr. Stewart was born October 13, 1957. He played football and baseball for Gaston High School. He was...
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Heather Glenn Wright

January 29, 1983 - July 25, 2017

Heather Glenn Wright, 34, of Morris, AL went to be with Jesus on July, 25, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Donald "Rocky" Glenn, Jr.; her parents, Joey and Lisa Wright, Gadsden; brothers, Nick (Jennifer) Jackson and Audrey Wright, Michael (Lindsey) Wright, Tuscaloosa, AL; special family, Roxanne, Branyon (Alicia) Glenn of Oneonta; and aunts and uncles, Curtis Arnold, Laurie (Labron)...
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Edwin T. Berry

November 11, 1937 - July 24, 2017

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 for Edwin T. "Buddy" Berry, 79, of Gadsden who passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Rev. Carrie Jones will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.Mr. Berry was a member of Southside United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the U S Air Force. He retired in 1995 from...
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Betty Jo Haynie Gaskin

May 15, 1930 - July 24, 2017

Betty Jo Haynie Gaskin, 87 (although she professed to be 82) Rainbow City, joined our Heavenly Father and our father (John Elbert Gaskin, husband of 69 years) in Heaven on Monday, July 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton Wheeler and Ola Mae (Cothran) Haynie and great grandson, Joshua Reid Gaskin, (Sisters) Oceal Haynie Burns, Lenisha Haynie Barnes, Glenola Haynie Reddish ...
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Gabriel Cole Winters

July 7, 2017 - July 23, 2017

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel for Infant, Gabriel Cole Winters, 16 days old, who passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Rev. Randy Gunter will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Sweet Gabriel was born into a loving family too early and left us too soon.He was...
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Jerry Eugene Stewart

November 1, 1947 - July 18, 2017

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Jerry Eugene Stewart, 69 of Gadsden, AL went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Entombment will be at Forrest Mausoleum. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Jerry was known for his laughter and smiles, he loved life to the fullest, and he never met a stranger. His...
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Patricia Morgan Patterson

June 25, 1934 - July 18, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Patricia Morgan Patterson, age 83, of Rainbow City, who passed away, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends. Rev. Doug Baker and Rev. T.V. Burroughs will officiate. Burial will be at Young's Chapel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Patricia was employed...
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Jeffery Steven Riley

July 14, 2006 - July 18, 2017

On July 17, 2017 heaven gained another angel. Our amazing 11 year old son, Jeffery Steven Riley, was granted the gift of eternal life and received his angel wings by our almighty Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is now our personal guardian angel. We don't understand why this happened but, I guess we're not supposed to. The one thing we do know is that Jeffery wouldn't want us to cry. He...
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Michael Glenn Vaughn

February 4, 1964 - July 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Vella Mae Tucker

November 15, 1923 - July 17, 2017

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Vella Mae "Aunt Mae" Tucker, 93, Gadsden, who passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. The Rev. Roy Daugherty will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Vella was a retired nursing assistant. She loved the Atlanta Braves and spending...
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Barbara Colleen Shew

January 25, 1926 - July 15, 2017

Barbara Colleen Shew, 91, Gadsden, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 15, 2017.Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Collier-Butler Chapel. Family will accept friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Bob Ivey will be officiating the service. Services are under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services.Colleen was a nurse, loving wife,...
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Brenda Gail Rakestraw

August 28, 1945 - July 14, 2017

Graveside Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Brenda Gail Rakestraw, 71, of Gadsden who passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Rev. Dave Roberts will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Service will direct.Mrs. Rakestraw was a 1963 graduate of Emma Sansom High School and a member of Dwight Baptist Church. She had worked in the Revenue Commissioner's...
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Helen Jean White Cain

August 10, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Helen Jean White Cain, 82, is away from the body and at home with the Lord. She transitioned to her heavenly home on July 13, 2017 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. Her impact on this earth will echo throughout eternity. She led her husband and children to the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and established a legacy that will...
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Rita Bush

January 19, 1940 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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James McDowell Hildum

June 10, 1920 - July 9, 2017

James "Jim" McDowell Hildum was born June, 10, 1920 and passed away July 9, 2017. He was a decorated World War II Veteran. After serving 22 years in the United States Air Force Mr. Hildum retired once again from McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing.Jim was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a Scout Master with the Boy Scouts of America. He had a servant's heart and...
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Scott Scott King

June 13, 1961 - July 6, 2017

James Scott King, 56 years old, Gadsden, Alabama, died 7/6/17.Visitation Sunday, July 9 from 4-6pm at Collier-Butler Funeral Home.Private family service to be held at later date. CEO and President of Tranzon, LLC. He was a ShareHolder of J.P. King Auction Company and served as Vice President.He served as Board of Directors National Auctioneers Association and served as Vice Chair of the Advocacy...
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Jerrie J. Gast

February 13, 1942 - July 5, 2017

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Collier-Butler Funeral Parlor for Jerrie J. Gast, 75, of Gadsden who passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Cremation Services provided by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.Jerrie was born in 1942 in Tuscaloosa but spent her early childhood in Gadsden. Her family moved to Michigan in the 1950's. She was a graduate of Waterford Township High School. ...
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Daniel Paul Clem

January 6, 1981 - July 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Gadsden, AL.
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Lloyd Eugene Heald

December 19, 1959 - July 4, 2017

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Collier Butler Chapel for Lloyd Heald Jr., 57, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The Rev. Frank Samuels will officiate, and burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct services.Mr. Heald attended Emma Sansom High, achieved a Journeyman's Masonry Certification and was a general building...
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Adilene McCullars Thrasher

February 25, 1933 - July 4, 2017

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Collier-Butler Chapel for Adilene McCullars Thrasher, 84, Gadsden. Dr. Craig Carlisle and the Rev. Don Young will officiate. Burial will be at Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral Home will direct.Mrs. Thrasher retired from Community Credit Union after 32 years of service. She was a member of Twelfth Street Baptist Church and a...
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Ann Mitchell Daugherty

November 19, 1923 - July 3, 2017

Ann Mitchell Daugherty, 93, Gadsden, passed on Monday, July 3, 2017. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. The Rev. Roy Daugherty will be officiating the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Interment will be held at New Bethel Cemetery.She was a member of Ward Memorial...
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Gordon Silvey Snyder

September 3, 1923 - July 1, 2017

ArranGordon Silvey Snyder, Gadsden, born Sept. 3, 1923, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. followed by committal at Crestwood Cemetery with military honors. Pastor Jay Stewart will be officiating the service. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing...
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Helen Faye Grady

July 18, 1943 - June 28, 2017

Funeral services will be 12:30 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Helen Jones Grady, age 73, of Rainbow City. Rev. Johnny Fry and Rev. K. A. Lasseter will officiate. Burial will be at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Grady was a 1962 graduate of Etowah High School. She was a 50 year member of Old Harmony Baptist Church...
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Douglas M. Weems

April 23, 1938 - June 28, 2017

Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017 at James Memorial Baptist Church for Douglas M. Weems, age 79, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Brothers Vince Whittington, James Sampley, Bill Abbott, and Mike Allums will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services announcing.Mr. Weems was a disabled Vietnam Veteran having served twenty years in the...
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Leatha Thornton Nabors

August 22, 1929 - June 28, 2017

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Leatha Thornton Nabors, age 87, of Gadsden, who passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Revs. Mat Alexander and Larry Fuhrman will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mrs. Nabors graduated from Gadsden High School in 1947 and married the love...
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Johnny L. Killian

July 2, 1959 - June 27, 2017

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday, June 30, 2017 at Collier-Butler Chapel for John L. "Johnny" Killian, age 57, of Ft. Payne who passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Dr. John Killian will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.Mr. Killian was an Electrician for 40 years and owned Killian Electric. He was currently an...
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Danny Elvin Cooley

September 18, 1954 - June 27, 2017

Graveside services will be 1:00pm Friday, June 30, 2017 at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Danny Elvin Cooley, age 62, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Revs Tommy and Josh Hutt will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.He was preceded in death by his father, Hoss Cooley; mother, Barbara Lee Cooley; brother, Douglas Wayne Cooley; sisters, Cathy...
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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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