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Edward London


Funeral service for Edward London, 83, of Sylacauga, was Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Radney-Smith Chapel with Bro. Joe Camp officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga.

Mr. London died Monday, January 31, 2022, at Coosa Valley Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Ida Mae London; son, Baby London; brother, Billy London; brother, Tommy London; brother, Robert London; brother, Joe London; brother, Mack London; brother, Jim Harris; sister, Lula Carlisle; sister, Doris Stroud; and sister, Gladys Sullivan.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lorene Varner London; two daughters, Julie (Billy) Thrasher, Regina (Michael) Smith; two step-granddaughters; one step-great granddaughter; two sisters, Mary (Lewis) Reynolds, Carolyn Hilyer; three sisters-in-law, Sara London, Joan London, Andree London; and lots of nephews, nieces and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund; 14553 Coosa Co. Rd. 29; Weogufka, AL 35183.

Pallbearers were Jason Dennis, Phillip Dennis, Terry Dennis, Rickie London, Robert Smith, and Larry Hilyer. Honorary pallbearer was Jimmy Reynolds.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.


Sim Shaw Jr.


Sim Shaw Jr., 78; of Youngstown, Ohio; departed this life Monday, December 6, 2021, at 5:45 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Boardman, following a short illness.

He was born August 14, 1943, in Anderson, Alabama, the son of Sim Shaw Sr. and Annie Marbury Vester, residing in the area for 56 years, coming from Rockford, Alabama.

Sim was employed with American Standard for 25 years as a press operator before retiring in 2005. He also worked for Sheet and Tube Steel Mill and Hathaway Bakery. He was a 1965 graduate of J.D. Thompson High School of Rockford.

He was a member of New Home Baptist Church, and his hobbies included fishing, playing Bid Whist, listening to jazz and blues music, and was an avid University of Michigan, Auburn Tigers and Cleveland Browns fan.

He married Mary Lue Floyd Shaw July 23, 1966.

Besides his wife of Youngstown, he leaves to mourn, two sons, Wade L. Shaw of Atlanta, Georgia, and Robert Gowdy of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Ms. Kirshawn L. Shawn of Youngstown; two brothers, Robert Earl (Valencia) Shaw and Julius Charles Shaw of Rockford, Alabama; six sisters, Ms. Annie Ruth Sanders of Birmingham, Ms. Betty Jean Leonard, Mrs. Francis (Timothy) Patterson, Ms. Mazel Moon, Ms. Ada May Lauderdale, and Ms. Linda Gayle Wycott, all of Rockford; three grandchildren whom he reared, Kiaria Ballinger, Aaden Ballinger and Melvin S. Shaw; two nephews he reared, Allister Green of Farrell, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland Blair of Decatur, Alabama; a special sister, Ms. Martha Blair of Goodwater; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Melvin S. Shaw; one brother, Jimmy Shaw; and two sisters, Ms. Lillie Joe Mitchell and Mrs. Ada Lois Lauderdale.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Millcreek Community United Methodist Church with Pastor Donald Mitchel officiating. Burial took place at Mahoning Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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