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Rosa Eva Browning


Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Eva Browning, 95, of Alexander City, was Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the New Pine Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Wayne Cowhick officiated. Burial followed in the Concord Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Browning passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at her residence. She was born on December 14, 1925, in Tallapoosa County to Braska Lee Moncrief and Mamie Elizabeth Darden Moncrief. She was a member of New Elkahatchee Baptist Church and was a former member of New Pine Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, and she always had beautiful rose bushes. Her all time favorite thing to do was to go to singings. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and talking on the phone. She loved her family very much, especially all of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Jane Campbell of Mobile and Patricia Browning Peoples of Rockford; sons, James Vance Browning of Alexander City and Wilbur Arnold Browning (Sheila Renee) of Alexander City; brothers, James Dalton Moncrief and Boland Moncrief; grandchildren, Sherrie McDaniel, Charles “Chuck” Marshall, Connie Lynn Campbell, Mary Boudreaux (Kenneth), James Michael Browning, Johnathan Browning, and Christopher Adrian Browning (Britney); great-grandchildren, Summer Lynn Marshall, Terry Lee Marshall, Valerie Nicole McDaniel, Christopher Ray Marshall, Miranda Marshall, Gavin Michael Browning, Amber D’Olimpio (Russell), Corey Bishop, Natalie Browning, Lonnie Campbell V, Ryleigh Campbell; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Wilbur Browning; daughters, Mamie France Browning Watts and Peggy Marie Browning; sons, Billie Joe Browning and Jackie Browning; brothers, Braska Lemont Moncrief and Roland I. Moncrief; sisters, Annie M. Gallander, Mamie L. Moncrief Smith, Ravera E. Moncrief Prusack, and Edith B. Moncrief Ledbetter; and grandchildren, Cindy Marshall Harper, Brandy Cofield and Lonnie Campbell IV.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ruby Luverne Hatchett


Funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Luverne Hatchett, 96, of Rockford, will be Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church. Rev. Ricky Hatchett will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hatchett passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at her residence. She was born on November 19, 1924, in Weogufka to Albert Bryant and Della Haywood Bryant. She was an active member of Union Baptist Church and taught children’s Sunday School for many years. She loved quilting and made quilts for her family members and was a great artist. She was an excellent cook and was well known for her biscuits. She made unusual toys for all the children.

She is survived by her children, George Michael Hatchett (My) of Alexander City, Ricky Bruce Hatchett (Rena) of Thorsby, Rodney Hatchett (Amy) of Sylacauga, Kerry Lee Hatchett (Amanda) of Alexander City, Nida Smith (Jimmy) of Rockford, Brenda Evans (John) of Gainesville, Georgia, Kathy Russell of Sylacauga, Gennie Collier of Auburn, Vickie Wilsford (Tim) of Hope Hull, and Joy Henderson (Mitch) of Goodwater; 63 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren, with more coming soon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Hatchett; father, Albert Bryant; mother, Della Bryant; and all of her siblings.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church; c/o Jimmy Smith; 19530 Highway 22; Rockford, AL 35136.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Joyce Brown Leonard


Home-going Celebration for Joyce Brown Leonard was held Monday, November 1, 2021, at Wright’s Funeral Home Chapel in Alexander City with Pastor Wilbert Johnson as eulogist. Interment followed in New Life Memorial Gardens in Alexander City.

Mrs. Leonard was born April 26, 1947, in Coosa County to the late Calvin Coolidge and Willie Mae Brown. She was united in holy matrimony to Adolphus “Doc” Leonard of Alexander City.

Joyce was preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley Brown and Master Earl Brown.

Joyce confessed Christ at an early age. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. On October 27, 2021, she peacefully transitioned home to live with the Lord surrounded by the love of her family.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories a loving husband, Adolphus Doc Leonard; three children, Andre Leonard, Arlinda (Kelvin) Hubbard and Tarkeaya Leonard, all of Alexander City; three siblings, Johnny Mac (Olivia) Brown, Bennie Ray Brown and Carrie B. Tuck; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


Paul Nathan “PawPaw” Pearce


Paul Nathan “PawPaw” Pearce, 64, of Hanover, passed away at his residence on November 1, 2021.

Paul is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kathy Ann Pearce; mother, Joyce Varner Gravette of Sylacauga; two brothers, Michael W. Pearce and Randy Pearce, both of Sylacauga; sister-in-law, Mona (Freddie) Browning of Goodwater; two nephews, Chad (Deanna) Browning of Medina, Tennessee, and Russ (Heather) Browning of Montgomery; two nieces, Melissa Martin and Randi Reeves, both of Sylacauga; and best friend, Rickey Blanchard of Sylacauga.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert E. Pearce, and brother, Larry E. Pearce.

Paul was an avid fisherman and deer hunter. Paul loved to garden and grew enough vegetables to feed the entire neighborhood. Paul was a friend to everyone who knew him. He was actively attending Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Visitation was Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at Radney-Smith Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Brown officiating.

No flowers, please; donations in Paul’s name can be made to Mount Moriah Baptist Church or Westview Baptist Church.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.


Myron Elaine Truett


Graveside service for Mrs. Myron Elaine Truett, 75, of Alexander City, was Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at the Smyrna Cemetery. Dr. John Watkins officiated.

Mrs. Truett passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at her residence. She was born on June 11, 1946, in Birmingham to Harvey Busler and Jenett Blow Busler. She was an active member of Victory Baptist Church. Myron was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her family and cooking wonderful meals for them at gatherings. Her hobbies included shopping, beach trips with her family and spending time on the lake.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronnie Truett; son, Wayne Truett (Tammy); grandchildren, Brooke Willoughby (Brent), Haley Taylor, Ryan Brown (Holley), Bradley Truett (Kara), and Emily Brown; great-grandchildren, Adam Truett, Trey Taylor, Alexis Willoughby, Addisyn Willoughby, Lauren Truett, Rhett Brown, Olivia Truett, and Hallie Cox; and sisters, Merle Walters (Tony) and Lisa Busler.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Brown, and parents.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Faye W. Walker


Funeral service for Mrs. Faye W. Walker, 72, of Alexander City, was Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. John Hill officiated. Burial followed in the Hillview Memorial Park.

Mrs. Walker passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born on October 9, 1949, in Alexander City to Leverne Weldon and Evelyn T. Tate Weldon. She was an active member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church. Faye was a loving, kind, generous wife, mother and grandmother. Her family said she was an excellent cook, even though she would disagree with that, and enjoyed baking for them. She enjoyed watching the “I Love Lucy” show and more recently the new “Hawaii Five-O.”

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenny Walker; daughter, Kellie Jordan (William); granddaughters, Tiffani Dowdy (Trey), Madison Jordan; great-grandson, James A. Dowdy; brother, John Weldon (Paula); nieces and nephews, Crystal Royster (Thad), Casey Hellums (James), Rebecca Hutcherson (Sheldon), Jerry Hooks (Krissy), Cathy Hooks, Lynn Walker, and Gary Walker; brother-in-law, James Walker (Liz); and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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