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John Aldine Colley


Funeral service for Mr. John Aldine Colley, 83, of New Site, will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Carter will officiate. Burial will follow in the New Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Colley passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Brown Nursing Home. He was born on October 3, 1938, in Tallapoosa County to Barnie Lee Colley and Rosie Ella Tucker Colley. He was a longtime and active member of Perryville Baptist Church. Bro. John taught Sunday School, served as a deacon, was the handyman around the church, and he enjoyed singing. He loved helping others and would do anything for anyone. He was known as the community handyman. He enjoyed working on tractors, fishing, and CiCi’s Pizza was his favorite place to eat. He served in the U.S. Army for 9 years and was honorably discharged in 1964. For many years, he worked at Russell Corp., trailer plant and both foundries. He enjoyed the simple things in life and was happiest when he was with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maurine Davis Colley of New Site; sons, David Colley (Crystal), Roy L. Colley (Linda) and Greg Colley (Dana), all of New Site; daughter, Wanda Morgan (Jimmy) of Goodwater; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles Colley, Robert Colley (Julia) and Ernest Colley (Norma) of Alexander City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Browning (Heflin), Faye Lowe and Sue Lovelady (Quinton); brother, Byron Colley (Shirley); sister-in-law, Ruth Colley; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Faith Morgan.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Peggy T. Cardwell Kelley

Peggy T. Cardwell Kelley left this earth to be in the presence of her heavenly Father after a lengthy bout of COVID – 34 days in the hospital. She, being of small stature, fought like a lioness defending her cubs to overcome her illness. Her only surviving child watched and comforted her as she took her last breath on this earth. She is in Heaven with her family who had gone on before her. We will miss this loving mother, faithful wife and a true friend.

Peggy, known as Patsy to most, was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40-plus years, Carles T. Cardwell; son Samuel Alan McEwen; daughter Cinthia Patrice Cardwell; mother, Jewell B. Thomas; father, Curtis Thomas.

Her surviving son John R. McEwen; granddaughter Maliea Marie Driver; grandson Stanley Alan McEwen; grandchildren Kolbie Driver, Madalyn Driver, Macey Driver; and a grandson to be born, Samuel Driver; also grandchildren Alyssa McEwen and Chloe McEwen; also survived by her husband, Bud Olan Kelley.

The family received friends Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 12 p.m. with the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Gassett Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Guthrie officiating. Burial was at Wayside Baptist Cemetery in Rockford, with Gassett Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing.


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