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AV “Danny” Hanners Jr.


Visitation for Mr. AV “Danny” Hanners Jr., 73, of Kellyton, will be Friday, October 21, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Hanners Jr. passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at his residence. He was born on October 4, 1949, in LaGrange, Georgia, to AV Hanners Sr. and Ada Ruth Norred Hanners. Danny loved life and enjoyed making others smile. He was an avid ham radio operator, and he enjoyed fishing. For many years he was a truck driver, mechanic and most recently was a security guard at Sejin. Danny had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

Danny is survived by his daughters, Linda Gail Bradley and Katherine Elizabeth Hanners; companion, Laura Seymour and her daughter, April Seymour; sisters, Angela Brazeal and Rickiey Norred; grandchildren, Jacob Adcock, Brodie Adcock, Jacob Bradley, Mollie Bradley, Zander Lumpkin, and Ericka Alvarado; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Ray Hanners.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Katherine Willoughby Hamlet Hester


Funeral service for Mrs. Katherine Willoughby Hamlet Hester, 94, of Alexander City, was Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Harris and Rev. Bennie Lee Yates officiated. Burial followed in the Bethlehem-New Salem Cemetery.

Mrs. Hester passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at her residence. She was born on July 16, 1928, in Tallapoosa County to William Walter Willoughby and Ovada Whaley Willoughby. She was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church and she attended Comer Baptist Church. She retired from Playtex and Russell. She enjoyed going to the nutrition center and playing dominoes. She loved attending Pickin’-N-grinnin’. More than anything, she loved to spend time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Janice Whetstone (Leonard) of Kellyton, Kathy Powell of Alexander City, Cynthia Hill of Wadley, and Amy Adams (Mike) of Alexander City; sons, Thurman Hamlet (Brenda) of Ourtown and Jeff Hamlet (Cynthia) of Wadley; daughter-in-law, Susan Hamlet of Alexander City; sister, Sadie Sherum of Daviston; brother, Clifford Willoughby (Geraldine) of Daviston; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Albert Jefferson Hamlet; husband, William Howard Hester; son, Elvin Hamlet; son-in-law, Andy Hill; brothers, Eldridge Willoughby, Boyd Willoughby and Jack Willoughby; and sister, Edna Willoughby Jones.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy Irene McConatha Smith


“Absent from the body and present with the Lord.”

Dorothy Irene McConatha Smith, 88, of Weogufka, went to her Heavenly home in the morning of October 16, 2022. She was known as Miss Jeanie by most of her family and friends.

She was born on November 20, 1933, in Coosa County to Marvin and Ida McConatha and the last of 10 children. She lived most of her life in the Weogufka and Stewartville communities.

She was a graduate of Weogufka High School, and in January of 1952, married her high school sweetheart, Gene Smith. They were happily married for almost 71 years, having a son, a daughter, 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

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