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Ouida “Deanie” Maxwell

A service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Ouida “Deanie” Maxwell was held Monday, January 23, 2023, at Wright’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddie Jennings serving as eulogist. Interment followed at Peace and Goodwill Church Cemetery in Kellyton.

Mrs. Oudia “Deanie” Maxwell was born May 14, 1955, in Tallapoosa County to Eldridge Jenkins and Louvenia Glasper Jenkins.

She graduated from Benjamin Russell High School in 1973 and attended Central Alabama Community College. She was employed at the Department of Transportation as a civil engineer for 30 years.

Mrs. Maxwell was a dedicated member of the New Elam Baptist Church where she served as a youth Sunday school teacher, matron president, member of the Scholarship Committee, and youth director.

Mrs. Maxwell was very active in the Morning Star District, working with the youth department and matron department. She was very dedicated to her family, church and community. She was active chairperson of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, Community Action Board of Directors and active member of COPAC.

Mrs. Maxwell was joined in holy matrimony to Stewart Maxwell on June 29, 1974.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving devoted husband, Stewart Maxwell; two sons, Sanchez Latravias Maxwell of Birmingham and Arsenio (Krystal) Stuvon Maxwell of Tuscaloosa; her mother,  Louvenia Glasper Jenkins; two grandchildren, Calandra Simone Maxwell and Armarion Jackson Maxwell, both of Birmingham; two brothers, Eldridge Bernard Jenkins (Judy) of Georgia and Kenneth Glynn Jenkins (Anjanette) of Coosa County; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends.


Jill Marie Patterson


A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Jill Marie Patterson, 68, of Goodwater, will be Friday, January 27, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Langley Funeral Home. Brother Charlie Horton will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Langley Funeral Home.

Jill passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Goodwater Healthcare Center.  She was born on February 8, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Richard Ernie Hay and Lorraine Anderson Hay. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved outdoors, camping, and working on puzzles.

She is survived by her son, Anthony (Jennifer) Wolf of Salem; brother, Rick (Chris) Hay of Camp Hill; and sister, Mary (Hal) Morris of Lamar, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Derle Patterson; parents, Richard and Lorraine Hay; daughter, Christy Spencer; and sister, Carol Harrington.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jill’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Alabama,

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Langley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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