Peggy Brown Smith


A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:00 PM at Morgan Funeral Chapel

for Peggy Brown Smith, age 74, of Gallant, who died on May 11, 2019. Rev. David Smith and Rev. Jeff Rowan will officiate. Graveside service following at Conn Cemetery in Gallant. Morgan Funeral Chapel directing.

Peggy was born on September 1, 1944, to O. L. and Gertrude McCoy Brown. She was a wonderful woman who loved whole heartedly, cared deeply for the wellbeing of others, lived enthusiastically, and found great happiness in simple things such as flowers and birds. She enjoyed hosting large family gatherings for which, “The more the merrier!” was always her motto. Since Peggy loved family above earthly possessions, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest treasures. She considered being “Nana” the ultimate lifelong accomplishment! She also enjoyed working with children and teenagers at Bethlehem First Congregational Methodist Church in Walnut Grove, Alabama, where she was a member for over fifty years. Because of love for the youth whom she served, Vacation Bible School was very special to her. She left behind a testimony of peace in Christ, and her legacy of love will continue on in the hearts of all those she touched. Heaven’s gain is Earth’s great loss.

Peggy is survived by a son, Timothy “Ski-Bo” (Melanie) Smith; daughters, Elizabeth Smith Jacobs, Pamela (Jeff) Rowan, and Angela Smith Baird; grandchildren, Brandi (Matthew) McGraw, Zackery (Ashley) Smith, Megan (Blake) Boggs, Brooke Rowan, Cecily (Kevin) West, Blake Rowan, Hannah Baird (Micah Nisbett), and Caleb Jacobs; great-grandchildren, Sophia Elise McGraw & Arianna Chloe McGraw (twins), and Emilia James West; sister and special friend, Kathy Brown Kendrick; brothers, Kenneth Brown, Eddie (Pam) Brown, Jimmy (Darlene) Brown, and Johnny “Doogle” (Jama) Brown; also, a host of special nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 55 years, Floyd “James” Smith; 5-year old grandson, Dustin Wayne Jacobs; parents, O. L. and Gertrude Brown; sister and special brother-in-law, Margie (Dick) Smith; and brother, Butch Brown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethlehem FCM Church Youth Fund.

Pallbearers will be Zackery Smith, Blake Rowan, Caleb Jacobs, Matthew McGraw, Kevin West, Blake Boggs, Cole Nunn, and Keith Smith.

Honorary Pallbearers are future grandson-in-law Micah Nisbett and brothers-in-law Roy Smith and Jerry Smith.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening at Morgan Funeral Chapel from 5 - 8 PM.

James Nolan Mashburn


Mr. James Nolan Mashburn, 74, of Crossville passed away May 13, 2019. Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, May 16, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial , with Military honors, will follow in the Lusk Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Chris Watkins, Bro. Robert Williams, & Bro. Jim Merrell will be officiating, The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include wife, Annette Mashburn; daughters, Kelli Tibbett (Michael Alexander), Jamie Waldrop and Traci Dingler (David); sisters, Pat Slaton, Marlene Drain and Brenda Merrell; half sisters, Bertha Pollock and Charlotte Lemley; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and three great granddaughters.

Mr. Mashburn was preceded in death by his parents, Vestus and Willow Dean Mashburn; and his brother, Scotty Drain.

W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel is directing.

Jerry Beam


Jerry Beam, 79, of Albertville, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Erlanger Medical Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at McRae Funeral Home. Bro. Mark Jones and Bro. Joey Cannady officiated the service. Burial followed at Memory Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Beam is survived by his wife, Martha Beam of Albertville; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen & Joey Cannady of Albertville and Kathy & Greg Henderson of Albertville; grandchildren, Zac Cannady, Cassie & Kadin Dick, Gabe & Hannah Henderson, and Alex Henderson; great-grandchildren, Kinlie Dick, Dawson Dick and Gamble Henderson; brother, Edward Beam of Langston; sister & brother-in-law, Betty & Joe Bearden of Apelika.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest & Louvernia Beam and sister, Bonnie Hollis.

Pallbearers were Zac Cannady, Kadin Dick, Gabe hendrson, Alex Henderson, Michael Childers, Jimmy Frachiseur and Westly Kirby.

McRae Funeral Home directed.

Willa Pearl Bearden Dabbs


Willa Pearl Bearden Dabbs, 69, of Albertville, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. Per her request, the family will be holding a private memorial service at a later date.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown is assisting the family with arrangements.

Zack Mann


Zack Mann, 32, of Albertville, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

He is survived by his parents, Larry and Diane Mann; and son, Caleb Mann.

Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Brown Service Funeral Home.

Blondell Plunkett Ray Smith


Blondell Plunkett Ray Smith, 88, of Albertville, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, May 17, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Smith; sons, Willis Ray (Kathy), Dave Ray (JoAnne), and Daniel Ray (Patricia); and two grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Adams Brown Service Funeral Home.


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