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Kay Reynolds Beaty


Kay Reynolds Beaty, 85, resident of Auburn, passed away on October 9, 2022, at Langdale Hospice House, Valdosta, Georgia. She was born in Hanover on October 21,1936.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Opelika, followed by funeral service at 1 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home with Dr. George Mathison and Dr. Cory Smith officiating.

Graveside service will be held at Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Hanover, on Saturday, October 15, at 4 p.m. with Brad Hughes officiating.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil H. and Edna Forester Reynolds; infant son, Thomas Joel Beaty; her brother, Charles H. Reynolds; and devoted husband of 63 years, Thomas A. Beaty.

Kay graduated from Sylacauga High School, and after marrying her childhood sweetheart, she worked in the Botany Lab at Auburn University while her husband, Tom, pursued his degree in agriculture. While residing in Dawson, Georgia, she attended college and obtained a fine arts degree in music from Darton College, Albany, Georgia. Years later, Kay attended Troy State University, Dothan, earning a bachelor of science degree followed by a master’s degree in psychology.

An esteemed musician, Kay enriched the lives of many through the years while serving as pianist and organist in her local churches in Dawson, Georgia; Blakely, Georgia; and, more recently, the McGhee-Lacy Sunday School class where she and Tom were members at Auburn United Methodist Church. She also imparted her deep love and knowledge of music as a piano and organ teacher, impacting the lives of many children and young adults. Her faith in the Lord was strong, and her love and devotion to

family and friends were evident in her life.

Kay is survived by two daughters, Susan Beaty Bowden (Johnny) of Valdosta, Georgia, and Stacey Beaty Freeman (Andy) of Auburn; one sister, Ruth Sinclair of Hanceville; one brother, Larry

Reynolds of Sylacauga; grandchildren, Kelley Cherry Stinson (Erik), Karley Cherry, Kristina Bowen Mulligan (Mike), Katy Thomas, Kathryn Bowen Kim (Chris); great-grandchildren, Jackson Stinson, Jacob Stinson, Keyton McGill, Molly Mulligan, Cruz Kim, Marshall Mulligan, and Eila Kim; and bonus grandchildren, Courtney Bowden and Jake Bowden. In addition, she has many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the loving caring staff at Langdale Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Langdale Hospice House; 2263 Pineview Dr.; Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at


Sylvia Harris Holman


A bright light has gone dark. A light of several people’s lives was extinguished on Thursday, October 6, 2022, when Sylvia Harris Holman passed on to meet her Heavenly Father and tend to her celestial garden and chickens.

Sylvia was born on May 11, 1955, in Alexander City. She enjoyed life on Forrest Road living the idyllic life of a child in a neighborhood full of other children during the 50s and 60s. She began her 37 years of marriage to Orell by moving to the Sunnylevel Community where she worked hard directing and managing their small family business and raising their three children. Despite the loss of their son, she was able to maintain her spiritual journey and meet her duties and responsibilities to her family. She loved to travel, vastly enjoyed the lake while growing up, staying at the cabin and water skiing with her brother Steve.

Later in life she and Tommy enjoyed many adventures on the lake. She and Tommy married on November 30, 2018, and her family was grateful that she found someone special with whom to spend her later years. Not all their nautical adventures occurred on Lake Martin. After purchasing a 40-foot boat in southwest Florida, they piloted said vessel across the Gulf of Mexico and inland waterway to Pensacola, Florida, where the boat was docked. On that journey they encountered heavy seas which required her piloting the boat while Tommy and a captain they had on board took measures required to weather the storm. She was proud of that accomplishment and told the sea tale many times.

Sylvia always had projects, and her latest endeavors centered around a vegetable garden, chickens and canning. When not involved in those activities she spent much of her time in Houston, Texas, or Pikeville, Tennessee, spoiling her grandchildren much to the chagrin of their parents. Sylvia loved life, loved her family, loved her friends, and loved the Lord.

Her parents, Johnnie Klyne Harris and Christine Dean Harris; deceased husband, Orell Holman; and son, Chris Holman; will all join her in keeping the celestial garden weeds pulled, the garden picked, and those darn deer run off.

The fruits of her earthly garden and chickens will be missed by husband, Tommy Lee; daughters, Stacy Farmer and Holly Sothen (Ryan); grandchildren, Stonewall, Betsy, Mary Grace Farmer, Olivia and Grant Sothen; and brother, Steve Harris. Those fruits will also be missed by her stepchildren, Porsche Ferrall (Charlie), Casey Lee (Kellie) and Chance (Lauren); step-grandchildren, Cody McCrary, Emma Ferrall, Ember Lee, Rylie Lee, and Conner Lee; and step-great-grandchildren, Piper McCrary and Ransley McCrary.

Visitation occurred Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Radney Funeral Home. The funeral was at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Interment followed at Hillview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First United Methodist Church of Kellyton; 5 Smyrna Road; Kellyton, AL 35089; local animal shelters, or charity of your choice.


Bobby Ralph Kirk


Funeral service for Mr. Bobby Ralph Kirk, 84, of Alexander City, was Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Roger Green officiated. Burial followed in the Hillview Memorial Park.

Mr. Kirk passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Goodwater Healthcare Center. He was born on April 16, 1938, in Clay County to James William Kirk and Eunice Ardice Rice Kirk. Mr. Kirk was a Methodist by faith. He was very mechanically minded and was a jack of all trades. He enjoyed working on cars and was known as the man to call to repair water wells. He had a great sense of humor and always had a very frugal mindset. He also enjoyed playing Rook, gardening and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lizzie Mae Pasley Kirk of Goodwater; children, Bobby D. Kirk (Jana) of Kellyton, Vera J. Kirk of Birmingham, Betty K. Buxton of Alexander City, William Timothy Kirk (Kay) of Crane Hill, and Loretta Lynn Kirk of Alexander City; grandchildren, Christopher Kirk (Mallory), Billy Henderson (Tena), Calvin Buxton, Tanya Williams (Robbie), Lindsey Morgan, Shelly Looser (Colton), Justin Kirk (Charlsie), and Jarrett Kirk; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Peters (Landon), Ethan Henderson, Waylon Kirk, Cooper Kirk, Evan Looser, and Isla Looser.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Kirk, James Kirk, Gene Kirk, and Paul Kirk; sisters, Motier Kirk, Ruth McDaniel, Nell Harrison, Hazel Mosley, Margaret Lightsey, and Zelma Giddens; great-grandchildren, Olivia Faith Morgan and Gracelynn Nichole Shurum.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Carolyn Moore Reynolds


Visitation for Carolyn Moore Reynolds, 79, of Sylacauga, was Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Radney-Smith Funeral Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.


Mrs. Reynolds died Monday, October 10, 2022, at her residence after many years of struggling with chronic illness. We are thankful to know Heaven was waiting for her because of Jesus who she loved and trusted for eternal salvation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lorene Moore; and brother, John R. Moore.

Mrs. Reynolds was a loving wife of 58 years and a longtime member of Estelle Community Church where she played the organ and was the church secretary. She was also a ceramic and porcelain artist.

She is survived by her husband, Larry “Fatman” Reynolds; son, Robert “Bob” (Dewelena) Reynolds; two daughters, Renea (Brad) Hickman and Connie Reynolds; four grandchildren, Kayla (Travis) Norman, Nick (Amber) McCurley, Jessica (Chase) Gray, and Rebecca (Bradley) Ward; 9 great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles B. (Debbie) Moore.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Estelle Community Church; 366 County Road 35; Weogufka, AL 35183; or your local animal rescue shelter.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.

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