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Frankie Evon Armstrong

 

A Celebration of the Life of Frankie Evon Watson Armstrong, 59, of Titus, will be Saturday August 5, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the residence of her daughter, Tiffany, at 17748 U.S. Hwy. 231, Titus, 36080. A potluck lunch will follow the gathering.
Mrs. Armstrong, affectionately known as Frankie, was born on December 12, 1963, in Birmingham and peacefully passed away on July 27, 2023, in Rockford. She was a woman of great spirit and love, whose laughter and passion for life touched everyone she met.
Frankie was the beloved mother of Tiffany Whatley (Wesley) of Titus and Alyshia Lawrence (Josh) of Wetumpka. She was a doting grandmother to Michael Armstrong (Josie), Greggory Armstrong (Aleiah), Darien Whatley, and Christian Lawrence, who filled her life with joy and laughter. A recent addition to her family, great-granddaughter NovaLynn Armstrong, brought her immense happiness. Frankie is also survived by her siblings, Mable Thames (Lloyd) of Birmingham, Dana Broome (Bryan) of Pike Road, and Timmy Ford Sr. (Sonya), of Titus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Armstrong; her father, Benny L. Watson Jr.; her mother, Dolly R. Weldon; stepfather, Herschell Weldon; and her sister, Ellen Thames.
Frankie’s pursuit of knowledge led her to earn an associate degree from the Coastal Training Institute. This educational foundation paved the way for a fulfilling career as the membership coordinator for the Medical Association of Alabama. Her dedication and hard work were admired by her colleagues and the wider community.
An avid sports enthusiast, Frankie had a particular love for Alabama football and NASCAR. Her passion for sports extended beyond spectating, as she coached little league football, cheerleading and softball teams. Frankie’s love for coaching was a testament to her nurturing nature, as she took great delight in helping young people develop their skills and confidence. Her other interests included country music and fishing, activities that brought her peace and joy.
Frankie was known for her humor, love and passion. Her laughter was infectious, and her love for her family and friends knew no bounds. She was passionate about her interests, her work and her community, living each day to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same. Her spirit and zest for life will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
In remembering Frankie, we celebrate a life well lived, filled with laughter, love and a deep passion for the things and people she held dear. Her legacy lives on in her children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, and the many lives she touched through her work and interests. Frankie Evon Watson Armstrong, a beacon of love and joy, will forever be remembered and cherished in our hearts.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Charlie Mae Crayton

 

Celebration of life remembering Mrs. Charlie Mae Crayton, age 88, was held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Community Funeral Home Chapel, Sylacauga. Pastor Develkio Wilson officiated. Interment commenced in Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Titus.

Mrs. Charlie Mae Crayton started her earthly journey on January 26, 1935, in Titus to the late Ernest Bozeman and Mary Holtzclaw. Mrs. Crayton joined her husband, Ezekiel Crayton Sr.; children, Maryann, Marliyn and Henry Crayton; and her grandparents in her heavenly transition on July 26, 2023.

Mrs. Crayton received her formal education in Elmore County and attended Sycamore School in Titus.

Mrs. Crayton accepted the Lord as her personal savior at an early age, and as an adult she united with Primitive Baptist Church under the leadership of Elder Moss. She united with Union #1 Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Melvin Ervin, where she served faithfully as the Sunday School teacher. She later united with Miracle Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Eddie Lee Hunter and Pastor Trent Williams, and served faithfully before her health declined. She united with Early Rose Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Develkio Wilson.

Along Mrs. Crayton’s life’s journey she met and united with the late Ezekiel Crayton Sr. Mrs. Crayton was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved her family, and her family loved her.

Mrs. Crayton leaves to cherish her precious memories, five loving children, Josphine (Eddie) Gunn of Titus, Ezekiel (Verlene) Crayton of Titus, Tracey Crayton of Richville, Cathy (Derrick) Calloway of Kellyton, and Mauria (Keywayne) Richardson of Wetumpka; one loving sister, Thelma Matthews of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Peggy Crayton of Sylacauga; and a host of nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; special friends, Annie Thomas, Mary Ann Jones, Rev. Larry Wckoff, Eulice (King) Richardson; and other relatives and friends.

Visit www.communityfuneralhome.org for online obituary and condolences.

Community Funeral Home, Sylacauga, directed services.

 

Larry Denny

 

Memorial service for Mr. Larry Denny, 67, of Alexander City, will be Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Larry Denny; a loving, funny and handy man; passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023. Born on August 25, 1955, in Rockford, Larry was known for his vibrant personality and his knack for storytelling and humor.
Larry’s zest for life was evident in his varied interests. He attended Ray Baptist Church and was a passionate outdoorsman who loved to hunt deer and coons. His competitive spirit shone brightly when it came to his beloved coon dogs. A lover of the water, Larry enjoyed riding his pontoon boat and Sea-Doo. He was also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
His love for his family was undeniable. He leaves behind his sons, Michael Denny (Heather) of Talladega and Mark Denney of Rockford; grandchildren, Hannah Denny and Addie Denny; sister, Charlyne DeBardelaben of Rockford; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald Denney. He joined them in Heaven alongside his loving wife, Frankie Armstrong Denny.
Larry was also a gifted handyman, with a remarkable ability to fix anything. His love for talking to people and his knack for telling stories and jokes made him a favorite in any gathering.
His passing leaves a void that will be hard to fill. Yet, Larry Denny’s legacy of love, laughter and handiwork will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund; C/O Charlyne DeBardelaben; 9671 Coosa County Rd. 40; Rockford, AL 35136.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Mary W. Easterwood

Graveside service for Mrs. Mary W. Easterwood, 92, of Equality, was Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at the Equality Methodist Church Cemetery. Randy Anderson officiated.
Mrs. Mary W. Easterwood; a beloved wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, aunt, and friend; passed away peacefully in Tallassee on July 29, 2023. Mary was born on March 3, 1931, to Sam Wilson Sr. and Lealer Bell Blackwell Wilson in Coosa County and lived a life full of love, adventure and friendship.
Mary was a dedicated worker, retiring after over 40 years of service with Russell Mills. She was also a devoted member of Bethesda Baptist Church, where she cultivated her strong faith and community ties. Her passions extended beyond her professional and religious life; she was an avid cook, skilled at crocheting and embroidery, and had a keen eye for antiques and estate sales. Mary’s love for life was infectious, and she was known for hosting memorable family gatherings on the Fourth of July and Christmas.
She is survived by her husband, Syrell Easterwood; stepdaughter, Annette Hall (Terry); stepson, Mike Easterwood (Pat); grandchildren, Casey Payne (Brandon) and Kristen Easterwood; nieces, Emily Davenport (Reid) and Lisa Stanley; nephews, Randy Wilson (Susan) and Lee Wilson (Vera); sister-in-law, Jean Wilson; and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sherry Mahan; parents; brothers, Sam Wilson Jr., Paul Wilson and Charlie Will Wilson; and sister-in-law, Fran Wilson.
Those who knew Mary will remember her as a loving and friendly woman with an adventurous spirit. Her warm heart and love for her family and friends were apparent in everything she did. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her spirit will live on through the countless lives she touched and the memories she created.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Equality Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Mary Alice Robinson

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Alice Robinson, 76, of Lineville, was Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Matthew Reams officiated. Burial followed in the Hissop-Concord Cemetery.

Mrs. Robinson; a beloved mother, grandmother and sister; passed away peacefully on July 29, 2023, in Ashland. Born in Coosa County on September 25, 1946, she was a person of boundless love, vibrant spirit and generous heart.
Mary was a woman who found immense joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her passion for crocheting was a testament to her patient nature and creative spirit. She had a unique talent for transforming simple threads into warm, comforting creations. Her love for her family was evident in her carefully crafted scarves and toboggans, each created with love and care, that she made for her family members. Mary also had a fondness for collecting purses, a hobby that brought her much delight.
She is remembered fondly by her children, Terry Robinson (Stephanie), Melissa Brown (Lee), Tony Robinson (Rhonda), and Christopher Robinson; her grandchildren, Christina Brown (Bo), Haley Leswick (Bart), Andrew Robinson (Jaci), Maressa Ware (Jimmy), Scott Brown (Sami), Russell Rowell (Lindsey), Logan Robinson (Olivia), Rhanda Thomas (Matt); and her great-grandchildren, Aiden Brown, Emmett Brown, Claire Ezekiel, Madelyn Leswick, Elena Robinson, Cason Robinson, Alyssa Woodfin, Sadie Ware, Zayn Brown, Ben Robinson, Owen Thomas, and Henry Rowell. She is also survived by her sister, Peggy Pate (Wayne); and brother, Paul Kelley (Charlotte).
Mary was preceded in death by her father, George Talton Kelley; mother, Alice Laverne Murchison; husband, Thomas Gordon Robinson; brothers, Wayne Kelley and Ray Murchison; and sister, Betty Jacks. Their memories were always carried in her heart.
In remembering Mary, we celebrate a life well lived, a woman well loved, and a legacy that will continue to inspire and uplift. Her love, spirit, and generosity will forever remain in the hearts of those she touched. May the memory of Mary Alice Robinson be a comforting reminder of the beautiful life she lived and the love she shared with us all.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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