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Eloise Reagan Atkins


Funeral service for Mrs. Eloise Reagan Atkins, 82, of Alexander City, was Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Jones officiated. Graveside service will be held Friday, September 24, 2021, at Greenwood Cemetery in Cairo, Georgia, at 2 p.m. EST.

Mrs. Atkins passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Lake Martin Community Hospital. She was born on March 31, 1939, in Calvary, Georgia, to Raymond Oswald Reagan and Lottie Jo Strickland Reagan. She was the pianist and a Sunday school teacher for many years at Ray Baptist Church. Mrs. Atkins loved her family and church family dearly. She was Past President of Professional Secretaries Association and past member of National Beta Club in high school and college. Mrs. Atkins also had a passion for reading.

She is survived by her son, Robert Raymond “Bobby” Atkins (Ashley); daughter-in-law, Sabrina Atkins; grandchildren, Brantley, Brandon, Brianne, Scott, Nyk, Reagan, Lacie, and Madisyn Atkins; great-grandchildren, Korbyn, Camilla, Beckham, and Brayden Atkins; and sisters, Jaquelyn “Jackie” Sistrunk (Edward) and Joan Margie Young (Russell).

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert S. Atkins Jr.; son, Joseph Reginald “Reggie” Atkins; and her parents.

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Radney Funeral Home in Alexander City and Clark Funeral Home in Cairo, Georgia, are in charge of the arrangements.


Misty Williams McVey


Memorial service for Misty Williams McVey, 50, of Weogufka, will be Friday, September 24, 2021, at 4 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with Bro. Bobby McVey officiating.

Mrs. McVey died Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Coosa Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her niece, Ashli Butler; niece, Jennifer Gallman; grandmother, Mildred Wilkerson; grandfather, Cecil Wilkerson; grandmother, Janelle Hyde; grandfather, Millard Hyde; uncle, Lester Williams; uncle, Larry Hyde; aunt, Shelby Viator; aunt, Wanda Brown; and sister-in-law, Cindy Brekle.

She is survived by two daughters, Katie McVey (Nicholas Mann), Cayce Williams (Hunter Calloway); five grandchildren, Brantley Hudson, Ava Mann, Laykin Calloway, Kynadee Mann, Emersyn Mann; mother, Joann Cardwell; father, Glenn Williams; six siblings, Amy Williams, Courtney (Matt) Hope, Blythe Williams, Jonathan (Dalisha) Cardwell, Jade (Brian) Hood, Jennifer Jennings; beloved pet, Chachi; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Friday, September 24, 2021, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Radney-Smith Funeral Home.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga will direct the services.


Dona Patterson


Memorial service for Dona Patterson, 79, of Dadeville, will be Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kellyton United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Patterson passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at East Alabama Medical Center. She was born on July 25, 1942, to Willie Theo Hawkins and Jane Neighbors Hawkins. She was a member of Kellyton United Methodist Church and also attended New Concord Baptist Church in Dadeville. She loved her family and friends and never met a stranger. She loved to sing and play the piano and was a member of the choir for many years. She also loved to read and collect books.

She is survived by her daughter, Dona Lisa Losole (Frank) of Montgomery; sons, Charles David Dark (Christy) Jr. and Derek Andrew Dark (Shannon), both of Dadeville; stepchildren, Vicky Patterson Bayles (Ken), Phillip Patterson (Sherri), Chris Patterson (Beth), and Patrick Patterson (Megan) of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Sandra Kay Hawkins Nail (Jim).

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles David Dark; husband, Douglas Patterson; sister, Barbara Jane Hawkins Hemphill; and brothers, Willie Theo Hawkins Jr. and Thomas Cleve Hawkins.

The family will accept flowers or donations to Kellyton United Methodist Church or New Concord Baptist Church.

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Carolyn Whitley


Funeral service for Mrs. Carolyn Whitley, 83, of Goodwater, was Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Ethridge officiated. Burial followed in the Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Whitley passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at her residence. She was born on April 13, 1938, in Tallapoosa County to Albert Blankenship and Luelle Joiner Blankenship. She was a member of Goodwater Methodist Church. Carolyn was a loving, selfless lady who enjoyed doing for her family and others. She was a perfectionist in everything she did and would not settle for anything less. Her hobbies included crafting, working in her garden and cooking wonderful meals for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Wallace O’Neal Whitley; children, Patrick Whitley (Charlotte), Lou Ann Turner (Tony), Linda Bailey (Jeff), Phillip Whitley (Lorraine); grandchildren, Brandon Turner (Beth), Alex Turner (Joni), Meagan Whitley (Freida), Brittany Wendling (Adam), Ben Driver, April Turner, Ben Whitley (Mallory), Elizabeth Whitley, Whitley Bailey; great-grandchildren, Brooks Turner, Sam Turner, Coleson Wendling, Bailey Wendling, and Emily Turner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Smyrna Cemetery Fund; C/O William J. Futral; 582 Coosa County Road 122; Goodwater, AL, 35072.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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