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Jeanette M. Self

Graveside service for  Jeanette M. Self, 83, of Equality, was Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Equality Methodist Church Cemetery. Bro. Jackie Morgan officiated.
Jeanette was born on November 30, 1939, in Shelby County to Orean Blake McDaniel and Irene Bryant McDaniel and passed away peacefully in Alexander City on September 23, 2023. Jeanette was a figure of optimism and generosity, remembered by all who knew her for her adventurous spirit and joy of life.
Jeanette was a member of the Equality Methodist Church and worked diligently as a quality control inspector for Russell Corporation for over 40 years. Every job she performed was touched by her determination and enthusiasm, characteristics that brought light to her workplace and to all those who worked with her.
Among her various interests, Jeanette enjoyed camping and vegetable gardening. She loved the out-of-doors, and her sense of humor touched everyone she met. She was known as a jokester and often kept her family members laughing with her lighthearted pranks and quick wit. Her free spirit was further evidenced by her love of riding motorcycles, an activity that embodied her adventurous facet.
She is survived by her loving son, Johnny Ray Self, and his wife, Patty, and her stepdaughter, Donna Jo Bishop, and her husband, Ronnie. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Tammy Johns (Jeff), Blake Self (Rachel), Dixie, and Josh; and six great-grandchildren, who will miss their grandmother’s lively company. Jeanette is also remembered by her loving siblings, Sarah Williamson; Shirley Mooney (Paul); James Heflin McDaniel and his wife, Ann; and Randy Blake McDaniel and his wife, Diane.
She was preceded in death by her beloved late husband, Jack T. Self, and her sons, Barry Lynn Self and James Hansel Self, along with her parents and other siblings.
As we remember Jeanette, we celebrate her life and her enduring influence on the lives of those she loved. Her boundless spirit, her love for life, and her warm and generous heart will always be remembered. Jeanette, we carry your memory with us.
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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Tammy L. Smith


Funeral service for Tammy L. Smith, 49, of Alexander City, will be Friday, September 29, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kellyton Memory Garden.

Tammy Lynn Doler Smith; a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend; passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 24, 2023, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Born on December 27, 1973, she was a beacon of selfless love and kindness, whose radiant spirit touched all who knew her.
Tammy was a dedicated employee of Russell Corporation, where she was known for her hard work and commitment. Her devotion extended beyond her professional life, as she was the glue that held her family together. To her children, they were blessed to call her “Mama.” Her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Nanny,” were the light of her life. Tammy was a rock, a fierce survivor, and a type of soul that people aspire to be. She was an inspiration to others and would leave kindness wherever she went.
Tammy was just a “good ole” southern woman who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life. She liked riding four-wheelers, fishing, watching football, and making sure that her home was clean. She never turned down a good steak and potatoes meal and was known for being a godly woman.

Tammy is survived by her husband, Johnny A. Smith; children, Blake (Ashleigh) Bolan, Eric (Danielle) Doler, Heather Smith; grandchildren, Cody Doler, Ayden Smith, Kolby Bolan, Addyson Doler, Brandy Ward, BlakeLynn Bolan (on the way!); mother, Judy Ann Gaither; father, Ricky Dale (Nancy) Doler; sisters, Deborah (Doug) Bowen, Tonya Meadows; brother, Kevin Doler; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Serenity Birks.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Radney Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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