Barbara W. Howell

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, formerly of Albertville

Barbara W. Howell, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. From her birth on April 4, 1947, to her death on Sunday, she nourished the people around her with her love, wisdom, copious quantities of food and a mischievous sense of humor. 

Barbara was born to Carl and Imogene Willmore in Albertville, Alabama. On June 16, 1967, she married H. Dwight Howell, with whom she raised two sons. 

A Certified Public Accountant, Barbara owned her own public accounting business and later worked for a number of companies as a Chief Financial Officer. After retiring, she and her husband moved to the Emerald Coast region of Florida and settled in Santa Rosa Beach. When she wasn’t on her back porch watching the sea and talking with friends and family, you could find her in her craft room hand painting ornate greeting cards and preparing to lead her next Stampin’ Up demonstration.

Barbara fought a courageous battle with gastric cancer and spent six months undergoing treatment at MD Anderson Center in Houston, Texas.

Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Dwight; sons Michael (Shala) and Phillip (Lee); one grandchild; two sisters, Shirley (John) and Chere (Ron); and many nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed. 

A time of visitation was held from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home; 150 East Highway 20, Freeport, Florida 32433.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home, with Pastor Jason Scheler officiating.

Burial followed in the Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach.

The family would like to thank the staffs at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast for their care and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Barbara’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.


Brian Mann

Smyrna, Tennessee

Brian Mann, 46, of Smyrna, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. He was a native of Union City, Tennessee.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Mufreesboro. Kyle Green officiated.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Cencula Mann; children, Brett David Mann and Brody Charles Mann all of Smyrna; parents, Butch and Peggy Moody Mann, of Liberty, Tennessee; brother, Troy Shanks, of Murfreesboro.

Mann was a member of LifePoint in Smyrna. He was a sales representative with NRC. Brian loved the outdoors, especially camping. He loved playing baseball with Brett and golfing with Brody. He was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Memorials in memory of Mann can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Woodfin Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.


Stanley Walker


Stanley Walker, 60, of Boaz, Alabama died Sept. 29, 2019.

Funeral services were held Oct. 2, at the Sardis Baptist Church with Bro. Bruce Campbell, Bro. Mike Goforth and Bro. Alan Hallmark officiating. Burial followed in the Marshall Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home Chapel. 

Walker was born on May 5, 1959, to Fontene & Donna Robinson Walker. He was employed with the Huhtamaki Plant in Albertville. 

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Howard Walker, of Boaz; daughters & sons-in-law, Stephanie & Shawn Lasater, of North Carolina, Heather & Josh Wallace, of Sardis and Taylor & Colby Parker, of Boaz; grandchildren, Ethan Lasater, Landon Lasater, Madison Langley, Anna Wallace, Colt Wallace, Adelyn Parker and Koen Parker; his parents, Fontene & Donna Walker, of Carlisle. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Walker and brother, Mickey Walker. 

Pallbearers were Tim Noojin, Lavell LeMaster, Blake Diamond, Donald Clifton, Jr., Josh Wallace and Shawn Lasater. Honorary Pallbearers will be Colt Wallace and Nick McCormick.

The family is accepting flowers or suggests donations to Sardis Baptist Church.


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