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James Allen “Jimmy” Peoples

 

Funeral service for Mr. James Allen “Jimmy” Peoples, 76, of Alexander City, was Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the West End Baptist Church. Rev. Donald DeLee officiated. Burial followed in the Russell Farms Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Peoples passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021, at his residence. He was born on February 25, 1945, in Goodwater to Allen Thomas Peoples and Earlene Thornton Peoples. He was a member of West End Baptist Church. Mr. Peoples loved boating on Lake Martin, gardening and hosting fish frys for his family and friends. He was an avid Alabama fan and also NASCAR, with Dale Earnhardt being his favorite driver. He was an electrician by trade and worked at Russell Corp. for 23 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Christie Brown (Paul) of Alexander City, Rita Nelson (Marty) of Goodwater, Darlene Peoples (Ricky Yarbrough) of Kellyton, Carolyn Brown (Kelvin) of Alexander City, and Lecia Hutchinson (Joseph) of Alexander City; sons, Michael Peoples (Christy) of Alexander City and Darian Peoples (Kaffie) of Alexander City; twenty grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; life partner, Dorothy Horn of Goodwater; sisters, Betty Britton (TC) of Alexander City, Janice Peoples of Alexander City, Jonette Fuller of Alexander City, Cathy Wilson of Alexander City, and Martha Bowen of Dadeville; and brother, Danny Peoples (Denise) of Beauregard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Ann Johnson Peoples; sister, Geraldine Nelson; brother, Charles Peoples; and granddaughter, Heather Peoples.

The family would like to thank the staff of Encompass Hospice for the love and tender care that was extended to them.

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

Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

George Andrew Sanders Jr.

 

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November, 20, 2021, at Goodwater Presbyterian Church. Rev. Pete McElrath will officiate.

Mr. Sanders Jr. passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Goodwater Healthcare Center. He was delivered at home by his grandfather, Dr. S.W. Owens, on June 12, 1931, in Ashland to George Andrew Sanders Sr. and Mary Lucinda Owens Sanders. He was an active member of Goodwater Presbyterian Church.

He started to school in Gorgas, Alabama, and moved back to Ashland when he was in the seventh grade. George graduated from Clay County High School in 1949. He graduated Auburn University in 1954 with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Education. He was engaged to Mary Glass in 1953, and they married in Ashland on October 21, 1953. George and Mary raised four children in Goodwater, where George was employed by the Alabama Power Company.

George loved playing high school sports. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tennis, gardening, cooking, and canoeing on Hatchett Creek with his sons; brother, Bill; cousin Bob Willis; and good friend, Charlie Cornelius. George was a good storyteller and enjoyed family gatherings. He enjoyed helping his children move to various locations. George worked 38 years with Alabama Power Company and retired in February 1992.

In 2013 his loving wife Mary wrote this poem titled “My George:”

I love my George

He’s so sweet and kind

He’s been my love for a long, long time

We’ve been married 68 years

And have shed many tears

But through the tears came

Many joys with our girls and boys

We are happy to have made it all these years

We are proud and very thankful to say,

With God’s help and much forgiveness,

We made it!

 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Glass Sanders of Goodwater; children, Molly Sanders Posey (Dale), George A. Sanders III (Meg), Richard R. Sanders, Sally Sanders Dobinson (Mark); grandsons, Jason Campbell (Kimberly), Christopher Campbell (Natalie), Benjamin Campbell, Stephen Sanders (Sarah), William Sanders; great-grandchildren, Caden Campbell, Emory Campbell, Clarabelle Campbell, Savannah Campbell, Maria Sanders; brother-in-law, Dr. James W. Glass Jr., DDS (Robin); and sister-in-law, Alta Mary Ingram Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. Bill Sanders, M.D.

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