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Obituaries – July 30 Edition

Janice Mae Cannon


Funeral service for Mrs. Janice Mae Cannon, 76, of Equality, will be Friday, July 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Kendrick Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cannon passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at her residence. She was born on May 31, 1945, in Coosa County to Luther Jackson Shurum and Mildred Louise Bray Shurum. She was a member of Kendrick Memorial Baptist Church. Janice was a devoted employee of Russell Corporation and retired with 37 years of service. She was a simple lady and a hard worker. She enjoyed flower gardening and quilting. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Phillip Wright (AKA – Adrain Cheyenne Wright) of Equality and Byron Blake (Trina) of Equality; daughters, Diane Porch (Marty) of Alexander City, Donna Tilley of Alexander City, Melisa Blake of Alexander City, and Tena Henderson (Billy) of Kellyton; grandchildren, Stephanie Blake, Adrin Blake, James Blake (Ashley), Craig Porch, Paden Thornton (Avery), Steven Blake (Jasmine), Kaitlyn Peters (Landon), Ethan Henderson, and Jamie Tucker (Ginger); fourteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Fogerty of Tallassee, Grace Wadsworth of Wetumpka and Karen Wright of Titus; brother, Jackie Shurum (Teresa) of Equality; and sister-in-law, Clara Shurum of Equality.

She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Kimberly Blake; brothers, Billy Shurum and Richard Shurum; sisters, Betty Sides, Wanda Shurum and Kaffie Shurum.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Sue Flournoy


Memorial service for Mrs. Sue Flournoy, 62, of Goodwater, was Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Bro. Tony Thornburg officiated.

Mrs. Flournoy passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Russell Medical. She was born on June 30, 1959, in Mansfield, Ohio, to George Washington Burton and Geraldine Burton Reed Cole. Sue was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She had a strong work ethic and instilled that in her children. Her hobbies included gardening, canning and cooking for the family.

She is survived by husband of 13 years, Jeff Flournoy; mother, Geraldine Burton Cole; children, Jeannette Vinson, B.J. Armstrong (Rebecca), Jolene Scott, Cody Flournoy, Alex Flournoy; grandchildren, David Vinson, Angel Vinson, Jonathon Vinson, Kathryn Armstrong, Dylon Armstrong, Tori Scott, Robert Scott; sister, Judy Thomas; brothers, Eddie Burton, Frank Burton, Ransom Burton, Ray Burton, and Carlious Burton.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Washington Burton.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joseph Fredrick Muenzmay


Joseph Fredrick Muenzmay, age 85, of Eagles Roost, Rockford, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at home after a battle with cancer.

Fred was born on July 15, 1936, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Haug Muenzmay; his daughters, Barbara Sue Cox (Michael) and Joy Swartz; and son, Jeffrey Muenzmay; grandchildren, Nathan and Hannah Cox and Robert Swartz (Katherine). He is also survived by his two brothers, Donald Muenzmay and Kress Muenzmay, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

For most of his working life, Fred was a salesman, starting his career and family in Pittsburgh and then moving to Florida, and finally settling in Coosa County in 1989. He and Barbara ran American Specialty Supplies from their farm and, over time, they were focusing on herbs, blueberries and homemade baked goods. Fred, a Master Gardener, was active in the community, writing articles and speaking to school and community groups. The big white van from Eagles Roost Herb Farm was a popular spot at the Alexander City Farmer’s Market each summer, and Fred’s fried pies sold out every Saturday. Fred was also active in the First United Methodist Church of Alexander City as a member, lay leader and Sunday School teacher.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the Trinity Campus of First United Methodist Church in Alexander City. There will be a family visitation at 10 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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