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Lorraine Howard Kelley

Lorraine Howard Kelley, a resident of Rockford, died January 21, 2024, in Montgomery. She was born November 23, 1940, to Will W. and Mary Lawrence Howard in Montgomery.

She was a graduate of Alabama Christian College, Harding University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. After completing her Master’s degree at Georgia Tech she was a city planner for MARTA in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, researching family genealogy, and was an accomplished seamstress and quilter.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, David A. Kelley Sr.; her children, David A. Kelley Jr. (Connie), Danna M. Kelley (Jon Schuck), and Thomas H. Kelley (Rachel); a grandson, Duncan Kelley; and a brother, Will W. Howard Jr.  She is preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be scheduled in the near future.

 

Elsie Fay Robinson

 

Funeral service for Mrs. Elsie Fay Robinson, 84, of Alexander City, will be Friday, January 26, 2024, at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Bro. Ron Ogle will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

 

In the tapestry of life’s grand design, Fay B. Robinson’s thread shone uniquely divine.

A spirited soul whose love knew no bounds,

Her laughter and warmth in our hearts still resounds.

 

Born to the union of Charlie and Ethel Ruth Bell,

In a home where love and kindness did dwell.

Her youth was spent with cheer and play,

A Richville School graduate, spirited in every way.

Basketball and cheers, she did not just partake,

But led with a passion, for her school’s own sake.

 

Her voice, a melody, with sister Shirley took the stage,

Singing for the radio, their talent did engage.

With Joseph Samuel Robinson, she found her life’s love,

Their hearts intertwined, a blessing from above.

Together they raised a family, a legacy so dear,

Rhonda, Deanna, and Roger, whom she held near.

 

Deanna found her heart’s match in Bobby’s embrace,

And Roger’s lineage continued with Roger Jr.’s grace.

Grandchildren Tabitha, Jonathan, Matthew, and Kelsey too,

Brought joy and laughter, as their own lives they pursue.

With Pam, Kristen, and others, the family tree did grow,

In each, Fay’s love and teachings continued to flow.

 

Peggy Bell, a sister-in-law, with bonds strong and sure,

Together they shared moments that forever endure.

Great-grandchildren Rainah, Jordan, Abigail, and Allyson’s smiles,

Were her treasures, her joy, her life’s worthwhiles.

In each of their eyes, her spirit danced,

A legacy of love, in their lives enhanced.

 

Though Charlie, Ethel, Sammy, Shirley, and Edward took rest,

Fay stayed resilient on her faiths quest

To see them again in a world

Pure and true, she held their

Memories dear-no not just a few

 

Flower gardens were her sanctuary, a slice of paradise,

Where she nurtured beauty, without thinking twice.

Her home, a haven, clean and organized with care,

A reflection of her spirit, welcoming and fair.

Cooking for her family, a feast not just of food,

But of love and togetherness, a joyous interlude.

 

Hosting friends and family, her doors open wide,

She shared her love for God, with no need to hide.

Her faith was her compass, her unwavering guide,

And in her every action, that faith she’d not hide.

 

Fay B. Robinson, loving, faith-filled, and kind,

Leaves a legacy of love and joy intertwined.

Her spirit, a beacon, in each life she did touch,

Her absence felt deeply, for she meant so much.

 

So let’s celebrate Fay, for the life she did live,

For the love she did give, and the joy she did give.

Her memory, a treasure, in our hearts will reside,

Fay B. Robinson, with love, we’ve shared in your stride.

 

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

Radney Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elsie Fay Robinson.

 

Kodi Rae Wallace

 

Funeral service for Infant Kodi Rae Wallace, of Goodwater, was Monday, January 22, 2024, at the Candler Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Nelson officiated. Burial followed in the Oak Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Infant Wallace passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024, at University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham. She was born to Larry Wallace and Alyssa Darley Wallace.

She is survived by her parents, Larry and Alyssa Wallace of Goodwater; sister, Aubree Mae Wallace; grandparents, Curtis and Kathy Darley; grandfather, Kenneth Wallace; aunts and uncles, Destiny Smith, Delana Nelson (Allen), Timothy Thornton (Mary), Amber Parrish (Mikey), Austin Grimm, and Harvey Wallace (Jennifer); and numerous cousins and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Cara Wallace.

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

Radney Funeral Home was honored to serve the Wallace family.

 

Leon Charles White

 

Funeral service for Mr. Leon Charles White, 88, of Weogufka, was Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Drake officiated. Burial followed in the Bay Pine Baptist Cemetery.

Leon Charles White passed away peacefully on January 17, 2024, at the age of 88 in Weogufka. Charles was  born on January 19, 1935, in Kellyton.

Charles’s life was one of commitment and service, reflected in his dedicated career as an air traffic controller. His work, often behind the scenes, ensured the safety and efficiency of countless flights.

An avid traveler, Charles’s sense of adventure took him to many beautiful places, but he always cherished the comfort of returning home to Alabama.

Charles’s spirit and skills were not confined to his work and hobbies. He was also a handyman who could fix almost anything, a talent that he often put to use for the benefit of his family and friends. He was a great storyteller whose memory was keen for the details he chose to remember.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dawn White of Weogufka; daughters, Donna White of Marietta, Georgia, Linda Freeman (Mark) of Birmingham, and Diane Kay (Scott) of Sylacauga;  sons, Danny White (Cheryl) of Marietta, Georgia, and Dale White (Karen) of Alexander City. His legacy continues through his cherished grandchildren, Josh Smith (Angie), Carrissa Neville (Justin), Johnny Mathewson, Paul Mathewson (Cameron), Barret Trowbridge (Stuart), Jami Mathewson (Dev), Amanda Auclair (Salem), Anna Uhrig (Drew), Darren Smith (Brook), Laycee Sherbert, Austin Vandiver, Nicholas Vandiver, and Kristin Billodoux. He was also a proud great-grandfather to eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Ed Champion; mother, Litha Champion; first wife,  Elizabeth White; and sister, Inez Smith.

The family of Leon Charles White would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this time. The family also wishes to thank the caring staff of Enhabit Hospice.

Radney Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mr. Charles White.

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