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Billy Roy Brown

 

Mr. Billy Roy Brown, 69, of Equality, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at his residence. He was born on August 11, 1952, in Eclectic to Roy Brown and Jewell Fuller Brown. Mr. Brown was an avid Alabama football fan, and he loved his cat, Fuller.

He is survived by his sisters, Betty Jordan of Opelika, Sara Brown of Equality and Mary Lois Cosby of Opelika.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his niece, Kathy Pate.

The family will have a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Mack William Carden

 

Mack William Carden, 67, of Rockford, passed away September 13, 2021. He was born September 19, 1953.

He is survived by his son, Kevin (Stephanie) Carden of Rockford; brother, Larry (Dot) Carden of Rockford; grandchildren, Ryan (Amanda) Carden of Weogufka, Nici (Eric) Runner of Gadsden and Haley Giddens of Kellyton; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jones F. Carden and Brookie E. Carden of Rockford, and brothers, Joe Frank Carden and Ray Carden of Coosa County.

As a life-long resident of Coosa County, Mack was well known in this small town. He served years in the U.S. Army in service to his country. He was probably most well known from the years he spent as a logger and owner of CTI Trucking.

Mr. Carden requested no final service. Anyone who would like to may make a donation in his memory to The Shriners Hospital for Children or Wounded Warrior Project.

 

Gloria Ann Johnson

 

Mrs. Gloria Ann Johnson, 82, of Birmingham, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. She was born on March 15, 1939, in Indianola, Mississippi, to Wiley Liston Fox and Mary Techlene Collins Fox. She was a member of Equality United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Johnson of Birmingham and Katherine Johnson of Smyrna, Georgia; sons, Marlin Johnson of Birmingham and Brian Johnson (Georgia) of Woodstock, Georgia; grandchildren, Jared Johnson and Emma Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Thomas Murphy Johnson; and grandchild, Adriane Johnson.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

James Arnold “Bones” Jones

 

James Arnold “Bones” Jones, 61, of Kellyton, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Russell Medical. He was born on December 3, 1959, in York, Pennsylvania, to Amos C. Jones Sr. and Bonnie Jean (BJ) Zimmerman Jones. James was an avid Auburn football fan. He enjoyed hanging out with his family and friends. James also enjoyed cooking out, fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his brothers, Amos C. Jones Jr., Ted F. Jones (Shirley) and Eddie A. Jones; sister, Barbara J Sewell; stepsister, Christy Stimpson (James); stepbrother, Travis Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Connie S. Becker; sister-in-law, Debra Jones; and brother-in-law, Randy Sewell.

The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

 

Glenda Ruth Miller

A Service of Celebration celebrating and remembering the lives of Glenda R. Miller and Cedric D. Owens was held Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Mountain Home Baptist Church in Sycamore. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Sylacauga.

Glenda Ruth Miller was born to the late Alex and Essie Riggins on February 14, 1939.

At an early age, Glenda accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. As a youth, Glenda was educated in the Coosa County School System and graduated from J.D. Thompson High School. She was a dedicated employee with Avondale Mills Corps for over a decade. Afterwards, Glenda retired and has been a shining star for her community.

Glenda departed this walk of life on August 25, 2021, under the care of Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Essie Riggins; two sons, Gary Allen Owens and Cedric Darryl Owens; one grandson, Kameron Owens; five brothers, Thomas Riggins, Alex Riggins Jr., Robert Riggins, Bobby Riggins, and Charles Riggins Sr.

Her love and precious memories will be cherished by four sons, Kenneth (Terri) Owens, Andre’ (LaShawnda) Miller, Melvin Miller, and Eric Morris, all of Sylacauga; one daughter, Marilyn Miller of Philadelphia; nine grandsons, Darquan (Shekesha), Darius (Chantrelle), Kendall, Justin, Josh, Andrew, Raineer, Mitri (Katie), and Macy; one granddaughter, Aja; two great-grandsons, Chase Owens and Parker Wilson; three sisters, Betty (Arthur) Buckner of Goodwater, Patricia Holley of Sylacauga, and Margaret Riggins of Rockford; three brothers, Willie Riggins and James (Lesha) Riggins of Alexander City, and Tony Hoyett of Opelika; and a very special host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Professional services were entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sylacauga.

Cedric Darryl Owens

A Service of Celebration celebrating and remembering the lives of Glenda R. Miller and Cedric D. Owens was held Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Mountain Home Baptist Church in Sycamore. Interment followed at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Sylacauga.

Cedric “Darryl” Owens’ earthly journey began on August 18, 1962, to the parentage of Mrs. Glenda Miller and the late Booker T. Owens in Talladega County.

At an early age, Darryl accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with Mountain Home Baptist Church, Sycamore, where he was a devoted member. He was educated in the Sylacauga City School System, where he graduated with the class of 1980 at Sylacauga High School.

Darryl was a dedicated employee with Avondale Mills, Sylacauga, and later became an employee with Walmart Supercenter, Sylacauga.

Darryl was known for his generous spirit that profoundly affected the lives of many family members and friends. His love for people never allowed him to meet a stranger.

Darryl departed this walk of life on August 19, 2021, under the care of Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga.

He was preceded in death by his father, Booker T. Owens; and one brother, Gary Allen Owens.

His love and precious memories will be forever remembered by his loving mother, Glenda Miller of Sylacauga; four brothers, Kenneth (Teri) Owens, Andre’ (LaShawnda) Miller, Melvin Miller, and Eric Morris all of Sylacauga; one sister, Marilyn Miller of Philadelphia; nine nephews, Darquan, Darius, Kendall, Justin, Josh, Andrew, Raineer, Mitri, and Macy; one niece, Aja; and a host of beloved aunties, uncles whom he loved dearly, other relatives and friends.

Professional services were entrusted to Community Funeral Home of Sylacauga.

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