Tula Mae Strickland


Tula Mae Strickland, age 91, left this earthly home for her Heavenly reward on April 24, 2019. She is the daughter of Homer and Lura Kendrick Strickland. She was born in Albertville on May 12, 1927. She and her Dad ran H. C. Strickland Grocery on Martling Road until he passed from this earth, and she continued to operate the store until August of 1995 at which time she moved to Jacksonville. She was a faithful member of the church of Christ and attended Blessing, North Broad Street and then Jacksonville church of Christ. She is survived by her loving sister, Ella Ruth Strickland Shipp; and niece, Frances Shipp; along with many relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Homer and Lura Strickland and baby sister Frances Faye Strickland along with her grandparents and other relatives. Tula Mae loved her family and friends and always enjoyed being around her cousins at reunions and other visits.

Visitation and funeral will be held Friday, April26, 2019 at Albertville Memorial Chapel, 5011 U.S. HWY 431 South in Albertville, AL.

Visitation will be from 2 – 4 p.m. with the funeral beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. An acapella singing will be led by Homer Smith from the Jacksonville church of Christ and the Jacksonville church of Christ preacher Allen Webster will conduct the services. Pallbearers will be relatives and friends: Tony Kendrick, Tony Simmons, Ronnie Hubbard, Andrew Lancaster, P. T. Tiffany, Dustin Brock. Graveside services will be held immediately following the regular service at Blessing church of Christ cemetery.

Request donations be made to Blessing Church of Christ or Jacksonville church of Christ in memory of Tula Mae Strickland. Flowers will be accepted.

Albertville Memorial Chapel is directing.

Iredell D. Barkley


Iredell D. Barkley, 95, of Albertville, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill #1 Cemetery.

Survivors include son, Richard (Lisa) Barkley; daughter, Carol (Tommy) Langley; daughter-in-law, Sandy Barkley; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and sister, Gwen Thomas.

McRae Funeral Home directed.

Dixie D. Johnson

Sardis City

Dixie D. Johnson, 83, of Sardis City, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

His funeral service is today, April 27, at noon at Sardis Baptist Church. Burial will follow in adjoining cemetery. Visitation is from 10 p.m. until noon at the church, before the funeral service.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Johnson; children, Nathan D. Johnson (Cathy), Anthony L. Johnson (Debra L.), Marty L. Johnson (Jennifer) and Joy Scott (Brian); 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue Upchurch and Judy Hayes; and brothers, Larry Johnson and Autry Johnson.

Donald R. Keeton


Donald R. Keeton, 63, of Crossville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

A funeral service will be today, April 27, at 1 p.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memory Hill. Visitation is before the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Survivors include daughter, Tracy L. Freeman; three grandchildren; parents, Sam Keeton and Janelle Gunn; sister, Cindy Mullins; and brothers, Ronnie Keeton and Bobbie Keeton.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home is directing.

Francisco Rafael Santos


Francisco Rafael Santos, 51, of Albertville, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

A funeral service will be today, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Holy Cross in Albertville. Burial will follow in Memory Hill.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown is directing.

Wilbur Lee Stipes


Wilbur Lee Stipes, 89, of Albertville, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

The family will hold a private service.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown announced.


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