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Kenneth Steve Baker


Kenneth Steve Baker, a resident of Equality, passed away on Saturday, August 20, at Grandview Medical Center surrounded by family. Steve, age 69, was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Liz Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Penton Baker; daughters, Emily Johnston and Mallory Mayfield (Michael); grandchildren, Abigail Veitch, Kaylee Veitch, Matthew Mayfield, and Mason Mayfield; siblings, Jerry Baker (Carol) and Linda Boone (David).

Steve was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a deacon. He had a great work ethic and worked hard for his family. Aside from his full-time job, he worked many part-time positions over the years from substitute mail carrier in Rockford to serving on the Coosa County Board of Education.

He retired as a dispatcher from the State of Alabama Trooper office after 22 years. Several years later, he retired from FEMA as a mitigation officer and training specialist. After retirement, Steve spent time at Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama helping others with their yearly tax returns. He was also an active member of the community, leading as president of the Union Square Neighborhood Watch. In addition, he was a HAM radio operator, using the call sign KF4GA. Steve enjoyed traveling with Jean and seeing God’s beautiful countryside. He also liked camping, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends.

Services for Steve were held at Bethesda Baptist Church on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Burial was at the Rehobeth Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Mayfield, Scott Buchanan, Drew Wright, Brett Pritchard, Brayden Pritchard, and Brett Baker.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be given to the Rehobeth Cemetery Fund; 1674 Coosa County Road 14; Equality, Alabama 36026.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary W. Meadows Brown


Funeral service for Mrs. Mary W. Meadows Brown, 83, of Equality, was Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Bro. Jimmy Brown and Rev. Mike Jones officiated. Burial followed in the New Harmony Cemetery-Equality.

Mrs. Brown passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at her residence. She was born on October 12, 1938, in Hackneyville to Richard Meadows and Addie Brown Meadows. She was a member of Ray Baptist Church. Mary retired from Russell Corporation after 40 years of service. She was an avid seamstress and quilt maker and has created many heirlooms for her family.

Maw Maw Mary loved and adored her husband, children, grand and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cross stitching and working word find puzzles while eating pecan twirls. Most of all she loved her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Edward Brown; daughters, Gail Patterson, Janice Moon, Angelia Schuler, ReGina Hawkins (Barry); daughter-in-law, Denise Grier; son, Jimmy Brown (Tracy); sixteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special niece, Kathy Johnson (Jeff); and fur babies, Yappy and Midnight.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Dwayne Grier, Travis Grier, Eric Meadows; son-in-law, Gary Schuler; sisters, Marlene Penton and Gladis Meadows; and brothers, O’Neal Meadows, Alton Meadows, Earnest Meadows, Robert Meadows, and Rudolph Meadows.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Equality Methodist Church Food for the Soul program; 281 Alabama Hwy. 259; Equality, AL 36026; or to The Shriner’s Hospital; 2900 Rocky Point Drive; Tampa, Florida 33607.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Terry Lynn Nelson


Graveside service for Mr. Terry Lynn Nelson, 59, of Alexander City, was Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Hillview Memorial Park. Rev. David Sherrell officiated.

Mr. Nelson passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Lake Martin Community Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1962, in Alexander City to Bobby Lynn Nelson and June Carlisle Nelson. Terry was a pulpwooder and enjoyed being in the woods. He enjoyed watching westerns, gardening and fishing.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Jessica Ozgowicz (Ray); grandchildren, Ethan Ozgowicz and Evan Ozgowicz; mother, June Carlisle Nelson; sister, Lisa Nelson Ballard (Wesley) of Kellyton; brother, Lewis Cole Nelson; nieces and nephews, Brittany Ballard Powell (Reese), Lauren Ballard Queen (Will), Brooke Nicole Ballard, Gabrielle Lexus Nelson, and Nathan Cole Nelson; great-nieces and great-nephews, Troy Powell, Courtney Powell, Nick Queen, and Luke Queen; and uncle, Billy Wayne Nelson (Cynthia).

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lynn Nelson; and brother, Bobby Leonard Nelson.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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