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Frances Gail Bohannon


Funeral service for Mrs. Frances Gail Bohannon, 84, of Goodwater, will be Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Joe Fain will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenview Cemetery in Goodwater. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Gail Bohannon, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Gail was born on January 9, 1939, in Eclectic, and peacefully passed away on August 15, 2023, in Sylacauga. Gail was a loving and kind soul, who lived a life of selfless dedication to her family, friends, and community.

Gail was the embodiment of warmth and kindness. Her life was a testament to the power of love and compassion. She was a woman of many talents and passions. Gail was particularly renowned for her wonderful banana pudding, a treat that was eagerly anticipated at every family gathering. Her love for cooking was only matched by her passion for singing specials in church, where she touched many hearts with her soulful voice. An avid fisher, Gail found joy and serenity in the tranquility of nature.

Gail was also a master at crocheting, a skill she honed over many years. Her intricate and beautiful creations were treasured gifts to those lucky enough to receive them. They remain a testament to her patience, creativity, and dedication.

Gail is survived by her loving husband of over 66 years, William “Buddy” R. Bohannon of Goodwater. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion through her son, David Bohannon (Kristy), and daughter, Kelli Marshal (Sandy). Gail’s memory will continue to live on in her grandchildren, Jakob “Jake” Bohannon, Ashton Bohannon, Kacey Marshal, and Zachary “Zach” Marshal. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Bobby Lee Bohannon (Emily); sister-in-law, Alva Rene Haynes; and sister-in-law, Mary Jo Wilson.

Gail was preceded in death by her father, Oren Clyde Haynes; mother, Frances Alice Haynes; brother, Kenny Clyde Haynes; and brothers-in-law, J.P. Bohannon and Jerry Bohannon. While her loss is deeply felt, the memories of her love, kindness, and selflessness will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Gail Bohannon’s life was a testament to the power of love, kindness, and selflessness. Her warmth and compassion touched the lives of many, and her memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to her family and friends. As we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her life, remembering the joy and love she brought to every moment. Her legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Don Lane DuPriest


Funeral service for Mr. Don Lane DuPriest, 81, of Kellyton, was Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Kellyton Memory Garden.

Mr. Don Lane DuPriest; a man of selfless heart, generous spirit and optimistic disposition; has taken his final bow on life’s stage. Born on January 9, 1942, in Tallapoosa County, he departed this world on August 11, 2023, at home, surrounded by his family.
Mr. DuPriest, a Green Beret, served his country during the Vietnam War with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army. Following his military service, he embarked on a career as an I.B.E.W. electrician, where he worked all over the country, as well as internationally. A dedicated 59-year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners, he was a beacon of fraternity and brotherhood, inspiring those around him.
Mr. DuPriest found joy in the simple pleasures of life. He would often venture forth on quests for arrowheads, smiling with the thrill of discovery. His love for antique cars was a testament to his appreciation for history and craftsmanship. His hands, skilled in labor, found solace in creation and repair. And in the quiet moments, he found peace by the pond, rod in hand, immersed in the tranquil art of fishing.
He leaves behind a legacy of love and strength. His beloved wife, Deborah DuPriest of Kellyton; his sons, James Leon DuPriest of Sylacauga and Scott Lane DuPriest of Alabaster; his daughters, Leigh Cleveland Zornes (John) of Pensacola, Florida, and Jennifer Lynne Phurrough of Opelika; his grandchildren, April Anna Ondo (Josh) and Cooper Phurrough; his brothers, Vann Lewis DuPriest (Connie) of Sylacauga and Joe Lamar DuPriest (Doris) of Winter Haven, Florida; and a host of nieces and nephews, will forever hold him dear in their hearts.
Mr. DuPriest was a leading man, his character marked by his selflessness, generosity and optimism. He is preceded in death by his father, Sydney Leon DuPriest; his mother, Ruth Hayes DuPriest; and his brother, Chris Lanier DuPriest. His spirit will continue to guide us, reminding us of life’s simple joys.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Don’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Cancer Hospital,; Shriner’s Children’s Hospital,; or Kellyton Memory Gardens.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


William “Donnie” Hammock

Graveside service for Mr. William Donald Hammock (Donnie), 82, of Kellyton, was Wednesday August 16, 2023, at Kellyton Memory Gardens. Bro. Roger Green and Mr. Douglas Moody officiated.

Mr. Hammock passed away on August 12, 2023, at his residence. He was born on November 9, 1940, in Tallapoosa County to Ellie Harris Hammock Bailey and William Bryant Hammock. Donnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, Auburn football, and NASCAR. Donnie retired from Russell Corporation, where he made lifelong friends at #2 mill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann (Catchings) Hammock; grandchild, Beth Moseley; his mother and father; and his brother, Calvin Darwin Hammock.
He is survived by his daughters, Melanie Moseley of Kellyton and Kristi Moody (Douglas) of Hackneyville; four grandchildren, Cooper Moody, Daniel Moseley (Kayla), Meredith Moody Wingler (Michael), and Neil Moseley (Andi); three great-grandchildren, Madalynn Brooke Moseley, Hunter Dawson Moseley and Margaret Ann Wingler. Donnie is also survived by his sister, Janet Nolen, along with several nieces and nephews.

A very special thank you to the Enhabit Hospice group and the wonderful caretakers who took care of Donnie in his last days. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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Patricia Elaine Keel


Memorial service for Mrs. Patricia Elaine Keel, 82, of Alexander City, will be Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. John Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Patricia Elaine Keel; a spirited, creative and funny woman; passed away peacefully on August 15, 2023, at the age of 82 in Alexander City. Born on May 2, 1941, in Coosa County, Mrs. Keel was a beacon of joy and laughter for all who knew her.
Mrs. Keel is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Earl W. Keel; and their loving children: daughters, Dawn King (Bill Lindsay) of Vail, Colorado, and Michelle Keel of Birmingham; sons, Steve Keel (Lori) of Alexander City and Andy Keel (Frida) of Atlanta. She was the cherished grandmother of Rhiannon McCook (Daniel), Rhett King, Dalton Keel, Jud Keel, and Amelia Keel; and sister to Kay Edwards (David) of Childersburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edwina Tankersly and Memory Nelson; and brothers, Kenneth and Billy Saxon.
A strong and capable woman, Mrs. Keel demonstrated her prowess as a plant manager for several textile plants. Her work ethic was unparalleled, and she served as an inspiration to many in her profession.
Outside of her professional life, Mrs. Keel was a dedicated member of the Flint Hill Church. She had a deep love for quilting and had a special gift for creating beautiful pieces that her family will cherish forever. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers, a hobby that brought her much peace and satisfaction.
Mrs. Keel’s love for her family was profound. She adored her children and grandchildren, often expressing her affection by sewing clothes for them as they grew up. Her wonderful sense of humor was infectious, and she had a unique ability to bring joy and laughter into any room she entered.
In memory of Mrs. Patricia Elaine Keel, we celebrate a life well lived, marked by love, laughter, creativity, and an indomitable spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know and love her.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Pete Ott


Funeral service for Mr. Pete Ott, 85, of Equality, will be Friday, August 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Kendrick Baptist Church. Dr. Josh Sammons will officiate. Burial will follow in the Kendrick Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 18, 2023, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Kendrick Baptist Church.

Pete Ott; a loving, selfless and faith-filled man; passed away peacefully in his home in Equality on August 12, 2023. Born on April 25, 1938, in Montgomery, Pete lived a full and rich life that touched the lives of many.

Pete was a gifted cabinet and furniture maker, a talent he used to bring beauty and comfort into the homes of his loved ones and neighbors. His work, intricate and sturdy, was a reflection of his character – strong, reliable and filled with depth and warmth. He was often hailed as the sweetest man on earth, a title he wore humbly and with a twinkle in his eye.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Peggie Sue Ott, who was his partner and best friend for many wonderful years. Their bond was one of true love and companionship, a testament to their shared values of family, faith, and kindness. Pete’s legacy also lives on in his grandchildren, Cody Ott (Kate), Holley Brown (Ryan), Laken McManus; and his great-grandchildren, Xander, River, Remy, Camilla, Rhett, and Rowan. Each one of them carries with them the lessons Pete taught them about love, resilience, and the importance of a good sense of humor.

Pete is also survived by his sister, Martha Lavelle Lindsey (Pete), who shared many childhood memories and life milestones with him. Their bond was one of mutual respect and deep familial love.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, William Dewey Ott and Martha Ida Ott; his sons, Chuckie and Kenny Ott; his brothers, William Dewey Ott, Frank Wayne Ott and Fred G. Ott; and his sisters, Lee Rae Brown and Barbara Jean Clanton.

Throughout his life, Pete was a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength for his family. He was the type of man who could turn a stranger into a friend with his warm smile and genuine interest in others. His selflessness was legendary, always putting the needs of others before his own. His faith was unwavering, providing a solid foundation for his life and serving as an inspiration for those around him.

Pete’s life was a testament to the power of love, faith and selflessness. He was a man who truly understood the value of family and community, and his influence will continue to be felt by those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His passing leaves a void that can never be filled, but his spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of his loved ones. Pete Ott, a man of great character and even greater love, will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Dr. Timothy Corbin, Southern Care New Beacon Hospice, Dr. Josh Sammoms, Shane and Joy Linton, Doug and Debbie Huppe, Diane Rainwater, and to the Kendrick Church Family (Brad and Tammy Cope).

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