Fred James Taylor


Fred James Taylor, 85, of Blountsville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Bro. Curtis Alexander conducted the funeral service on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m. at The Chapel of the Snead Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time.

He is survived by his wife, Earlene Taylor; son, Hugh (Heather) Taylor; daughters, Darlene (Harmon) Lisenby and Jane (Lane) Pettit; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and brothers, David (Betty) Taylor and Glen (Janice) Taylor.

Snead Funeral Home directed.

Blake Edward Emfinger


Blake Edward Emfinger, 28, of Gadsden, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

There was a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Etowah Memorial Chapel with visitation from 10 until 11 a.m. before the service.

Survivors include mother, Jennifer F. Gaylor; brothers, David Alan Lafollette, Barry Linton Lafollette, Lamar Emfinger and Robert Stanley Emfinger; and sister, Luanne Pearce.

Etowah Memorial Chapel directed.

Christopher “Muffin” Hart


Christopher “Muffin” Hart, 33, of Boaz, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Albertville Memorial Chapel with cremation to follow. Bro. Justin Taylor and Bro. Johnny Taylor will be officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

Survivors include wife, Codie Hart; daughters, Caya Willow Gray Hart and Harleigh Collins Ember Hart; parents, Rodney and Mary Hart; grandparents, Donald and Sarah “Jo Jo” Hart; and brothers, Joshua and Taylor Hart.

Albertville Memorial Chapel is directing.

Frankie Sue Spence


Frankie Sue Spence, 88, of Geraldine, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. at Geraldine First Baptist Church with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. before the service. Bro. Charles Jones and Andy Brown officiated.

Survivors include daughter, Karen (Gary) Nelms; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel directed.

Linda Ann Greenwalt


Linda Ann Greenwalt, 77, of Albertville, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home with interment following in Memory Hill. Bro. Donald Cotton and Bro. Allen Atkins will officiate. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. before the service.

Survivors include sons, Brian Smith and Steven (Marylou) Smith; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Patsy (James) Brock; and brother, Charles (Jean) Dalrymaple.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home is directing.

Douglas M. Smith


Douglas M. Smith, 75, of Jacksonville, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

A funeral service was held Monday. Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home with interment following in Memory Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include spouse, Venelle Smith; daughter, Michelle Ann (Howard) Myers; son, Mark A. (Jennifer) Smith; four grandchildren; brother, Randall (Jan) Smith; and sister-in-law, Bobbie Jo Smith.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home directed.

Clayton Royce Bennett


Clayton Royce Bennett, 51, of Albertville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Visitation was Saturday, Feb. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Albertville Funeral Home Downtown.

Survivors include wife, Lisa Irvin Bennett; son, Bradley (Brittney) Bennett; sister, Lora Kaye (Joey) Spivey; mother, Nellie Jean Lyle Bennett; and one grandchild.


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