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Marlyn Mavie Adair


Graveside service for Mrs. Marlyn Mavie Adair, 87, of Equality, was Sunday 17, 2023, at the Equality Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Cowhick officiated.

Marlyn M. Adair, a vibrant and generous woman, who touched many lives with her spirited nature and courageous heart, passed away recently, leaving behind a legacy of love and inspiration.

Marlyn was born to the late James Edward Adair and Annie Lucille Adair. She was the beloved sister to James Edward Adair Jr. and the late Charlotte Mae Adair Stanley and Walter Hillard Adair. She was a cherished aunt to Richard S. Stanley, James Edward Adair III, Pam Lynn O’Tinger, the late Lehann Adair, David Scott Adair, and Debbie Ann Jones. She also leaves behind her cousin, Jacqueline Klein, of Equality, who will remember Marlyn’s vibrant spirit and unwavering strength.

Marlyn was a proud graduate of Leuzinger High School in California. She carried the values and lessons she learned there throughout her life, placing a high value on personal development.

In her professional life, Marlyn was a dedicated and respected employee. She began her career at Mattel Toys in California, where she brought joy to countless children with her contributions. After several years, she moved to Alabama then on to Russell Corporation, where she served faithfully for 40 years before retiring. Her dedication and hard work were an integral part of the company’s success, and her presence will be greatly missed.

Marlyn was a woman of many interests, all of which reflected her dynamic personality. She loved working in her yard, taking pride in its beauty and the tranquility it provided. She also enjoyed shopping, always on the lookout for the perfect gift to brighten someone’s day. But perhaps her favorite pastime was driving through the country. The open road, the changing landscapes, the sense of adventure – these were things that truly spoke to her spirit.

Courageous, spirited, and generous – these are the words that best describe Marlyn M. Adair. She was a woman who faced life’s challenges with determination and grace, who lived each day with joy and enthusiasm, and who gave of herself freely and without expectation. Her courage inspired those who knew her, her spirit was infectious, and her generosity knew no bounds.

Marlyn M. Adair will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know her. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched, her life a testament to the power of courage, the joy of a spirited life, and the beauty of generosity.


Bobby J. Culver


Bobby Culver, age 85, of Sylacauga, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Jodi Smith; his son, Dwight “Pete” Culver (Tina); his son, Steven Culver; and his son, Bobby Patrick Culver; his brother, Earl Culver (Barbara); his 9 grandchildren; and his 17 great-grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Culver; his father, Thomas Culver; and his mother, Blonnie Guy.

A visitation for Bobby was held Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Radney-Smith Funeral Home, Sylacauga, followed by a funeral service with Bro. Mark Deason officiating.

Bobby was laid to rest in Macedonia Cemetery, Coosa County Road 41, Sylacauga, 35151.

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Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.


Kenneth “Kenney” Wayne Walton


Funeral service for Mr. Kenneth “Kenney” Wayne Walton, 68, of Jacksons Gap, was Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Wayne Cowhick officiated.

Kenney passed away peacefully on September 12, 2023, at his home in Jacksons Gap. Born on December 26, 1954, in Mobile, he was a man of generosity, adventure, and passion, who lived his life to the fullest.
Kenney was a proud graduate of Central Alabama Community College. His dedication to service led him to serve his country in the United States Army. After his service, he became a self-employed brick mason, a role he performed with skill and pride for many years.
A man of many interests, Kenney was a familiar face at Lakewind Golf Course, where he loved to play rounds with his friends. He was a member of a local bowling league, and his spirit of adventure was evident in his love for his Harley Davidson. He went on many extended trips, always ready to explore the open road. His catchphrase, “Yeah, well,” will be fondly remembered by those who knew him. He also enjoyed the tranquility of fishing, a pastime that allowed him to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Kenney is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Diane Walton of Jacksons Gap; his loving daughter, Jamie Peine (Chris) of Waxhaw, North Carolina; and his son, Jason Walton (Tiffany) of Kellyton. He was the proud grandfather of Addy Elisabeth Walton and Emmerson Elizabeth Peine. He also leaves behind his mother, Katie Ann Walton; his sisters, Kathy Mims (Curtis) and Deb Crouch (Nathan); and his brothers, Eddie Walton (Sharon) and Jeff Walton (Tabitha). He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Walton.
Kenney’s life was full of joy, and his vibrant personality touched many. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and all who knew him. His legacy of generosity, adventure, and passion will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Kenney will be deeply missed, but his spirit will live on in the stories shared and memories cherished.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for the upkeep of his estate.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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