L. D. Miller


L. D. Miller, 91, of Boaz, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

His funeral service will be today, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. at Albertville Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Forrest Home Cemetery. Rev. Chris Cornutt, Rev. Ken Cooper will be officiating. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Alice Miller; sons, Jimmy Miller (Deborah), Larry Miller (Ramona); 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Erlene Padgett. 

Albertville Memorial Chapel Directing.


Brenda Joyce Brackett


Brenda Joyce Brackett, 71, of Grant, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

Her funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 13, at Albertville Memorial Chapel. Burial  followed at Anniston Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jason Smith, Rev. Gary Williams and Rev. Rickey Bell officiated.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Brackett (Richard Bolt), Teresa Heflin (Brent), Brent Brackett (Lori), Joshua Richards (Jacklyn Parker); eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Smith (Shelia), Phillip Smith.

Albertville Memorial Chapel Directing.


Dean Gohn


Dean Gohn, 91, of Guntersville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2019.

Per his request, he will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS. Rev. J. Mark Kuehnert will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Lee Markgraf Gohn; brother, David Gohn (Glenda); daughters, Rena Bertch (Jim Bertoh), Kelly Coleman (Cole); sons, Dean Gohn (Debbie), Bruce Gohn (Dale), Randy Gohn, Skip Pledger (Monica); 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown is assisting the family with arrangements.


Georgia Etrulia Roden

Huntsville (formerly of Crossville)

Georgia Etrulia Roden, 97, of Huntsville (formerly of Crossville), passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

Her funeral service is today, Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Geraldine Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Miller and Rev. Max Roden officiating. Burial will follow in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2 p.m. 

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy (Sandra) Roden of Huntsville and Larry (Jeannie) Roden of Texas; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Geraldine Funeral Home directing.


Shelby Jean Hayes


Shelby Jean Hayes, 82, of Moody, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.

Her funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 pm at Adams Brown Service Chapel with Bro.’s Steve Freeman and Aaron Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Marshall Memorial Gardens.

She is survived by her sons, Rick (Kathy) Hayes, Robert (Carol) Hayes; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Hetherington, Linda Hammett, Sherry Sutphin, Deborah Amico, Cindy Williams; brothers, Bobby Pendley, Gary Pendley.

Arrangements entrusted to Adams Brown Service Funeral Home.


Lt. Col. Alan Ray Sibert


Lieutenant Colonel Alan Ray Sibert, AUS Retired, 79, passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2020. Alan was a decorated Army veteran who served on active duty for 11 years, including in the Vietnam War, and spent another 26 years in the Army Reserves after active duty. 

Alan was born on April 4, 1940, in Anniston to his parents LTC RET Ray & Inez Sibert. He grew up as an Army brat and lived all over the world, even graduating from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. Alan met his future wife, Martha Gwen Nabors, while a student at Jacksonville State, in 1960. They fell in love and were married in Glencoe on Jan. 19, 1962. Alan and Gwen had two children, Scott and Deidra, and moved the family to Roanoke, Virginia in 1974 when Alan left active duty. They lived there until retirement in 2013, when they moved back to Boaz to be near family.

In addition to being a loving and dedicated father and grandfather, Alan also loved woodworking, restoring old cars and simply staying active. He taught Sunday School, served as an Elder, was Chairman of the Missions Committee and led the youth group, all at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Alan was a member of Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church after moving to Boaz.

Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Ray Sam and Stella Inez. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Gwen; his brother, Ronald Sam (Dianne); his sister, Karen Inez Townsend; his children, Scott Alan (Melissa) and Deidra Alice Peacock (Scott); four grandsons, Nathan Scott, John Calvin Sibert, Andrew Russell and Matthew Scott Peacock; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held at Grace Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Albertville on Monday, January 13th, officiated by Rev. Jackie Gaston. Graveside services were at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Gary Sinise Foundation or to Hillsdale College. Arrangements are being handled by Adams Brown Service Funeral Home, Albertville.


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