Sherry Lynn Shivers Parrett
Sherry Lynn Shivers Parrett, 75, of Prattville, passed away on September 30, 2023, with family by her side. She was born on September 6, 1948.
She was raised in Kellyton and was a graduate of Goodwater High School. Easy going and soft spoken, Sherry had a smile that could light up a room and melt your heart at the same time. She was a kind-hearted individual whose generosity knew no bounds.
Sherry loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. She was the pianist for many years at Kellyton Methodist Church. She especially enjoyed 80s music and loved singing along in her soft, sweet voice with an uncanny ability to recall the lyrics to almost every song. She loved to visit the beach, listening to the waves, and soaking up the sun while sipping Coke and doing word search puzzles. The only thing she loved more than the beach was spending time with her daughter, Brandy. They took many trips to the beach together, making memories they often reflected back on with smiles and laughter. Additionally, she had a special bond with her best friend, Sandra, who accompanied them on many of those trips. She and Sandra spent many hours together thrifting, always in search of a great bargain.
Sherry was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Marla Shannon Melton; father, Roy Yancy Shivers; mother, Virginia Sasser Shivers; and brother, Gary Bryan Shivers.
She is survived by her daughter, Brandy Melton (Robin) of Prattville; sister-in-law, Judy Shivers of Goodwater; niece, Dawn Shivers Lane (Michael) of Villa Rica, Georgia; her life-long best friend, Sandra Ayers of Alex City; and numerous cousins.
To honor Sherry, a celebration of life will be held at Wind Creek State Park on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life and share stories of the impact she had on their lives.
Sherry will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her gentle nature and loving spirit will forever be remembered.
Memories and condolences can be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
Radney Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sherry Lynn Shivers Parrett.
Stephen Wiley Sallas
Stephen Wiley Sallas, known affectionately as Steve, was born on June 14, 1948, in Sylacauga. He passed away on September 28, 2023, in Rockford. Known for his humor, wisdom, and selflessness, Steve lived a life full of love, joy, and service to others.
Steve was a proud graduate of Coosa County High School, where he formed many lifelong friendships and developed his strong work ethic. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to own and operate Sallas Roofing, a business that not only provided a service to the community, but also served as a testament to Steve’s dedication and commitment to his work.
His love for the outdoors was evident in his hobbies. Steve found peace and solace in the country, where he could often be found riding his tractor, tending to his garden, or working in the yard. He was an avid fisherman, always ready to share a tale about the one that got away. His love for his dog, Freckles, was well-known, and the two were inseparable companions.
Steve’s family was his pride and joy. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Sallas (Mike Proctor); and sons, Micheal Sallas (Missy) and Stephen Sallas II. His love for his family extended to his grandchildren, Dylan Sallas (Jordan), Cecelia Garrity (Derek), Cara Bryant, and Max Heaslett (Caroline); and his great-grandchildren, Joshua Brown, McKinley Garrity, Raelyn Mitchell, Hasten Sallas, Malakai Mitchell, Journey Mitchell, Dawson Sallas, and Bryce Heaslett.
Steve’s family also includes his mother, Mavis Sallas; sister, Sandra Wilson; and brothers, Larry Sallas (Cathy), Gregory Sallas, and Jeffrey Sallas. He was preceded in death by his father, Enoch Sallas, and his beloved wife, Dianne Warren Sallas.
Steve’s relationships with his siblings were a source of great joy and companionship. The memories created during their times together will live on, a testament to the bonds of family.
In every aspect of his life, Steve exemplified the qualities of generosity, wisdom, and humor. He was selfless, always ready to lend a helping hand or share a word of advice. His sense of humor was infectious, and he could always be counted on to lighten the mood with a joke or a funny story.
Steve will be remembered not only for his accomplishments, but also for his character. His legacy is one of love, laughter, and a life well lived. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
Radney Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Stephen Sallas.