Verbon LaVaughn “Butch” Williams


Verbon LaVaughn “Butch” Williams, 75, of Horton, died Friday, April 19, 2019.

His funeral service is 2 p.m. today, April 23, at Albertville Memorial Chapel with burial at Douglas Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. before the service.

Mr. Williams is survived by his daughters, Leslie Wood (Todd), and Lorie Stephens (Jason); six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sisters, Phyllis Delyn Holder and Janice Payne.

Albertville Memorial Chapel is directing.

Gaynell Simmons


Gaynell Simmons, 76, of Boaz, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, April 19, 2019.

Her funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Etowah Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her children, Doris Gidley (Jimmy), Wanda Hancock (Eugene), Eddie Simmons (Amy), Randy Simmons (Toni), Barry Simmons (Michelle) and Brian Simmons (Megan); 21 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, William Edward “Billy” Brock Jr.; and sisters, Willie Sue Mashburn and Edna Anita Segler.

Etowah Memorial Chapel directed.

James David Beard


James David Beard, 60, of Bessemer, died Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Survivors include daughters, Natosha Douglas (Joey), Nichole Mahan, Suzetta Schrimsher and Charity Blackburn; son, Jeremy Mayhall (Brandy); sisters, Donna Freeman and Joan Mardis (Rick); brother, Nathan Beard; and five grandchildren.

Albertville Funeral Home is directing.

Jill R. Simmons


Jill R. Simmons, 55, of Boaz, died Thursday, April 18, 2019.

A funeral service was Monday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home.

Survivors include spouse, James Simmons; daughter, Ashley Parrish; son, Navada Rhodes (Beverly); parents, Nyoka Whitaker; sisters, Jan Mayes and Nikita Birdsong; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home directed.

Jeffery “Daniel” Sides


Jeffery “Daniel” Sides, 28, of Albertville, died Friday, April 19, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include parents, Joy Sides and James Sides; sisters, Kim Isbell and Jamie Sides; and brothers, Mark Sides and Jeremy Sides.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home is directing.


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