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Glynn Daniel “Danny” Brown Sr.

 

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Glynn Daniel “Danny” Brown Sr., 70, of Alexander City, was Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Church in the Pines. Rev. Mike Densmore officiated.
Mr. Glynn Daniel “Danny” Brown Sr.; a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend; passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024, in Alexander City. Born on April 17, 1953, in Tuscaloosa, Danny was a man whose life was defined by his unwavering love for his family, his exceptional legal career, and his enduring friendships.
The love and adoration Danny had for his wife of 42 years, Lu Ann Hawkins Brown, knew no bounds. He was a devoted husband who loved, adored, and doted on her every day of their lives together. His family was the center of his universe, and he was a proud father to his son, Glynn Daniel Brown Jr., and daughters, Alana Brown Collingsworth and Whitney Brown Dunaway (Josh). His grandchildren; Bennett James Dunaway, Harper Elizabeth Brown, Hattie Grace Dunaway, and Palmer Ann Dunaway; were the light of his life, and he cherished every moment spent with them.
He is also survived by his sisters, Victoria Brown Dobbs and Beth Brown Hoff, along with her husband Einar; sisters-in-law, Nona Harris and Sharon Aycock, and her husband Mike; brother-in-law, Wayne Hawkins, and his wife Carol Ann. Danny’s extended family, including numerous nieces and nephews, as well as the Tumbleweed family and a multitude of friends, will miss his generous spirit and friendly presence.
A proud alumnus of Benjamin Russell High School, Danny furthered his education at the University of Alabama before earning his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. For 42 years, Danny served his community as an attorney of law, earning respect and admiration for his intelligence, frugality, and uncanny ability to be right about everything. His generosity and graciousness in his professional life were as evident as they were in his personal endeavors.
A cowboy at heart, Danny embraced life with a zest that was infectious. An amazing golfer and an awesome athlete in his younger years, his love for sports was paralleled only by his passion for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and he was an avid fan through and through.
Danny was a selfless and friendly individual who was known for his generosity. His involvement with the Tumbleweed Friend Group was a source of great fellowship and camaraderie. He was a man who lived his life with enthusiasm, whether he was advocating for a client in the courtroom or cheering on his favorite team.
To say that Danny was loved would be an understatement. He was adored by his family, respected by his colleagues, and cherished by his friends. His passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his memory will continue to inspire all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
As we say farewell to Mr. Glynn Daniel “Danny” Brown Sr., we remember a man whose life was full of love, laughter, and the joy of giving. His legacy is one of kindness, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to his family. Danny will be deeply missed but never forgotten, as his spirit lives on in the hearts of those he touched.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be given to Children’s Harbor; 434 Children’s Harbor Drive; Eclectic, Alabama 26024 or to the American Cancer Society, www.donate.cancer.org.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.
Radney Funeral Home is honored to serve the Brown family.

 

Jeremy Andrew Edmondson

 

Funeral service for Jeremy Andrew Edmondson, 41, of Sylacauga, was Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Radney-Smith Chapel. Burial was in Hollins Cemetery in Hollins.

Mr. Edmondson died Tuesday, January 30, 2024. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joshua Edmondson, David Edmondson; grandparents, James and Lessie Edmondson; and grandmother, Eunice Jones. He walked thru the gates of heaven holding hands with his son, Kaleb Edmondson.

He is survived by his wife, Samantha Byram; three sons, Jeremiah Edmondson (Gini), Isaiah Edmondson (Sadie), Elijah Edmondson (Jeiby); daughter, Alyssa Edmondson; step-daughter, Elizabeth Glaze; step-son, Tristen Glaze; grandchildren, Sierra, Karsyon, Kiley, Mayson, Levi, Maverick, Chloe; father, James Edmondson (Mary Ann); mother, Dorothy Edmondson; two sisters, Margaret Tison (Ronnie), Christy Daugherty (Ronald); and two brothers, Albert Edmondson and John Edmondson (Christy).

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/sylacauga-al/radney-smith-funeral-home/8516.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.

 

Kaleb Dalton Edmondson

 

Funeral service for Kaleb Dalton Edmondson, 14, of Sylacauga, was Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Radney-Smith Chapel. Burial was in Hollins Cemetery in Hollins.

Mr. Edmondson died Tuesday, January 30, 2024. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mike and Tracey Byram; uncle, Josh Byram; and uncle, Joshua Edmondson. He walked thru the gates of heaven holding hands with his dad, Jeremy Edmondson.

He is survived by his mother, Samantha Byram; four brothers, Jeremiah Edmondson (Gini), Isaiah Edmondson (Sadie), Elijah Edmondson (Jeiby), Tristan Glaze; two sisters, Alyssa Edmondson, Elizabeth Glaze; grandfather, James Edmondson (Mary Ann); grandmother, Dorothy Edmondson; and nieces and nephews, Sienna, Karsyon, Kiley, Mason, and Levi.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/sylacauga-al/radney-smith-funeral-home/8516.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.

 

Portia Bussey Jacobs

 

Portia Bussey Jacobs, age 71, of Sylacauga, passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on February 3, 2024. Born on October 26, 1952, in Sylacauga, she was a graduate of Sylacauga High School, Class of 1971. After graduation, she went on to receive her bachelor of science in business education from Jacksonville State University in 1975 and master of science in business education at the University of Montevallo in 1978.

She was passionate about education, and she taught for 29 years in Talladega and continued her work as an adjunct professor at Central Alabama Community College.

Portia loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was an active member in her congregation at Odena Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Portia was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. Portia loved her family, her church family, and her friends with all her heart and they love her. Memories are one thing that death cannot destroy.

Portia is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry Jacobs; daughter, Lynn Jacobs Haynes (Mark); son, Myles Jacobs; sister, Darlene Bussey Touart; grandchildren, Maria Haynes, Libby Haynes McClure (Justin), and Jacob Haynes; nieces and nephews; her fur babies, Bobo and Bogart; as well as many cousins and friends.

Portia was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Bussey and Catherine Blackmon Bussey.

A celebration of life was held Wednesday, February 7, at Odena Baptist Church Cemetery, Sylacauga, with Bro. Wesley Johnson officiating.

Portia will be laid to rest in Marble City Cemetery, 500 West 4th St., Sylacauga, AL 35150.

Pallbearers were Jacob Haynes, Mark Haynes, Jason Carlisle, Kevin Ingram, Jamie Carter, and Jerry Butler.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/sylacauga-al/radney-smith-funeral-home/8516.

Radney-Smith Funeral Home in Sylacauga directed the services.

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